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Executive Team

Omar Carrera, CEO Canal Alliance

Omar Carrera

Chief Executive Officer

Janet Fletcher

Janet Fletcher, Née Attaway

Chief Financial Officer


Lucia Martel Dow, Director of Immigration and Social Services

Lucia Martel-Dow

Director of Immigration & Social Services

Sara Matson, Development Director

Sara Matson

Director of Development

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Air Gallegos

Director of Education and Career


Aaron Burnett

Staff Attorney

Alejandro Lara, Donor Communications Coordinator at Canal Alliance

Alejandro Lara


Ana Tafolla, Social Services Manager

Ana Tafolla

Operations Manager, Social Services

Angelica Montes, Legal Assistant

Angelica Montes

Immigration Paralegal

Ashley Busby, Youth Education Senior Manager

Ashley Busby

Youth Education Senior Manager

Axel Flores, Senior Manager of Workforce Development at Canal Alliance

Axel Flores


Barbara Smith, HR Consultant

Barbara Smith

HR Consultant

Betty Wong

Betty Wong

Development Assistant

Carl Nagin, Grant Writer at Canal Alliance

Carl Nagin

Grant Writer

Claudia Garcia, College Supervisor

Claudia Garcia

Youth Education Supervisor, College

Cristina Sosa

Cristina Sosa

Intake Specialist

Emily Maloney

Development Associate

Fernando Barreto, Community Engagement Manager

Fernando Barreto

Community Engagement Manager

George Ross, Immigration Paralegal

George Ross


Gloria Castillo, Housing Cooridnator

Gloria Castillo

Case Manager

Grace Ozonoff-Richey, Immigration Paralegal

Grace Ozonoff-Richey


Guadalupe Espioza, UP! Program Assistant

Guadalupe Espinoza

UP! Program Assistant

Henry Velasquez

UP! Program Supervisor, Middle School

Ismari Maldonado, Legal Assistant at Canal Alliance

Ismari Maldonado


Jaime Arias, Custodian

Jaime Arias

Custodial Maintenance Staff

Jessica Marker, Social Services Manager at Canal Alliance

Jessica Marker

Social Services Manager

Joana Castro Simonini, Managing Attorney

Joana Castro Simonini


Jyothsna Konda, Staff Attorney

Jyothsna Konda

Supervising Attorney

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Karla Hernandez-Navarro

ESL Coordinator

Kate Rider

ESL Supervisor

Kim Lambert, Canal Alliance Staff Attorney

Kim Lambert

Staff Attorney, Naturalization

Kristy Ponce Aizpurúa, Immigration Manager

Kristy Ponce

ILS Operation Manager- DOJ Accredited Representative

Laura Jimenez Diecks, Social Services Coordinator

Laura Jiménez Diecks

Case Manager

Lauren Silver, Legal Outreach Coordinator

Lauren Silver

Legal Outreach Coordinator

Lori Riyue, Accounting Coordinator

Lori Riyue

Staff Accountant

Luat Tran, HR Coordinator at Canal Alliance

Luat Tran

HR Coordinator

Luis Alcala, Data Coordinator

Luis Alcala

Data Coordinator

Lupita Magaña, Social Services Coordinator

Lupita Magaña

Case Manager

Maria Medua

Senior Development Manager

Melissa Potts, ESL Senior Manager at Canal Alliance

Melissa Potts

ESL Senior Manager

Michael Gomez, UP! High School Program Supervisor

Michael Gomez


Pricilla Mello, Intake Specialist

Pricilla Melo

Intake Specialist

Regina Vindel

Regina Vindel

Workforce Development Career Navigator

Stephanie McNally, Strategic Initiatives Manager

Stephanie McNally

Advocacy and Policy Senior Manager

Sunhee Kim, Accounting Manager

Sunhee Kim

Accounting Manager

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Thomas Vogl

Senior Staff Accountant

Canal Alliance's new Volunteer Coordinator: Valeria Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Valeria González-Rodríguez

Volunteer Coordinator

Yolanda Oviedo, Executive Assistant

Yolanda Oviedo

Administrative Manager

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