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Who We Are

Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Just as for any corporation, the board of directors has three primary legal duties:

Duty of Care: Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will;

Duty of Loyalty: Ensure that the nonprofit's activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission; Recognize and disclose conflicts of interest; Make decisions that are in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or for-profit entity).

Duty of Obedience: Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission.


  • 2023-2024 Board of Directors

    Executive Officers

    President – Dr. Manuel Burboa
    Vice President – Caitlyn Ward - Schall
    Secretary – Margaret Carroll
    Treasurer – Vickie Ward
    Auditor – Shams AbdusSamad


    Tony Berastegui
    Stephanie Hurd
    Enrique Montes
    Wendy Flood
    Shamarr Lane
    Frances Culpepper