Our Board & Staff

Meet our talented, passionate, and dedicated team.

Our Board consists of prominent community leaders who make our mission possible. Our Staff bring the expertise and dedication to help our students exceed expectations. 


Sara Boquin

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Medeiros

Chief Operations Officer

Cristina Aguirre

Chief Programs Officer

Erin Miserlis

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Tom Galstian

Chula Vista Manager

Jenny Zuniga

College and Career Success Program Specialist

Joy Diwa

Chula Vista High School Program Specialist

Karen Languren

Chula Vista Middle School Program Specialist

Haziel Banuet

Chula Vista Program Assistant

Belia Gonzalez

Chula Vista Program Assistant

Lisa Santa Cruz

Promise Neighborhoods Director

Juana Valadez

SDPN Program Coordinator

Alejandra Fuentes

SDPN Academic Advocate

David Salazar

SDPN Academic Advocate

Adrian Martinez

SDPN Tutor

Beatriz Velez

El Cajon Manager

Naima Hagiismail

El Cajon High School Program Specialist

Nancy Cortez

El Cajon Middle School Program Specialist

Yasmin Davidson

El Cajon Elementary School Program Specialist

Amy Potris

El Cajon Program Assistant

Omar Garcia

El Cajon Head Soccer Coach

Thomas Yang

El Cajon Assistant Soccer Coach

Tomasa Mauricio

Barrio Logan Director

Julian Villalvazo

College and Career Success Specialist

Krystal Salas

Barrio Logan College and Career Success Program Assistant

Jessica Bernal Diaz

Barrio Logan High School Program Specialist

Karina Lopez

Barrio Logan High School Program Assistant

Xitlaly Uribe

Barrio Logan Middle School Program Specialist

Isabella Figueroa

Barrio Logan Middle School Program Assistant

Evelyn Ugarte

Barrio Logan Elementary School Program Specialist

Dulce Gutierrez

Barrio Logan Elementary School Program Assistant

Cecilia Carbajal Chavez

Upward Bound Director

Naomy Espinosa

Upward Bound Specialist

Vivian Ojeda

Upward Bound Instructional Advisor

Mario Castillo

Upward Bound Academic Mentor

Diana Loza

Upward Bound Academic Mentor

Carolina Martinez

Operations Director

Miranda Ramos

Operations Lead

Megan Evanson

Development Manager

Darby Mullany

Development Coordinator

Alex Martinez

Development and Volunteer Associate