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

Gloria Estavillo, Director of Education and Career

Gloria Estavillo

Director of Education & Career Services

Sara Matson, Development Director

Sara Matson

Director of Development


Adriana Acosta, Social Services Coordinator

Adriana Acosta

Social Services Coordinator

Ana Tafolla, Social Services Manager

Ana Tafolla

Social Services Manager

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Anabel Plasencia

UCSF/SFGH Trauma Research Program

Angelica Montes, Legal Assistant

Angelica Montes

ILS Legal Assistant

Barbara Smith

HR Consultant

Betty Wong

Betty Wong

Development Assistant

Claudia Garcia, College Supervisor

Claudia Garcia

Youth Education Supervisor, College

Cristina Sosa

Cristina Sosa


Danielle Costales Walker, Marketing & Communications Manager

Danielle Walker

Marketing & Communications Manager

Emily Maloney

Development Associate

Erica Walker

Erica Walker

Youth Education Supervisor, High School

Fernando Barreto, Community Engagement Manager

Fernando Barreto

Community Engagement Manager

Fernando Cruz Escalante

Fernando Cruz

Immigration Paralegal

George Ross, Immigration Paralegal

George Ross


Gloria Castillo, Housing Cooridnator

Gloria Castillo

Canal Housing Coordinator

Henry Velasquez, UP! Middle School Supervisor

Henry Velasquez


Jaime Arias, Custodian

Jaime Arias


Joana Castro Simonini, Managing Attorney

Joana Castro Simonini


Joyce Lee, Impact and Learning Manager

Joyce Lee

Impact and Learning Manager

Jyothsna Konda, Staff Attorney

Jyothsna Konda

Staff Attorney

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

Social Services Coordinator

Lauren Silver, Legal Outreach Coordinator

Lauren Silver

Legal Outreach Coordinator

Lori Riyue, Accounting Coordinator

Lori Riyue

Accounting Coordinator

Luis Alcala, Data Coordinator

Luis Alcala

Data Coordinator

Lupita Magaña, Social Services Coordinator

Lupita Magana

Social Services Coordinator

Mario Castillo, Receptionist

Mario Castillo


Martin Nolasco

Martin Nolasco

Behavioral Health Clinician

Melissa Potts, ESL Manager

Melissa Potts

ESL Manager

Oliver Foland, Staff Attorney

Oliver Foland

Staff Attorney

Regina Vindel

Regina Vindel

UP! Administrative Assistant

Ricardo Xavier, Career Education Supervisor

Ricardo Xavier

Career Education Supervisor

Stephanie McNally, Strategic Initiatives Manager

Stephanie McNally

Strategic Initiatives Manager

Sunhee Kim, Accounting Manager

Sunhee Kim

Accounting Manager

Teresita Heiser, Institutional Grants Manager

Teresita Heiser

Institutional Giving Manager

Yolanda Oviedo, Executive Assistant

Yolanda Oviedo

Executive Assistant

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