Board of Directors

Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, M.S.W

Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, M.S.W

Board Member

Rev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, M.S.W, is the Director of the Institute for Non-Violence, Office of Human Relations, Santa Clara County—a community organization providing training from the perspectives of Ghandi, King, Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Msgr. Romero, and Mother Teresa on peace building, conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiations for civil rights and human rights advocates.

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Alicia A. Arong

Alicia A. Arong

Treasurer

Alicia was born and raised in Stockton, California. She attended local schools and was involved in the arts and culture of her community at an early age. Ms. Arong continues to be involved at many levels in local and state activities.

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Angela Cabrera, R.N.

Angela Cabrera, R.N.

Board Member

Angela began her nursing career in 1995 at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California. The experience she gained at this county facility was both exciting and troubling. Recognizing a lack of bilingual nurses, Angela saw more clearly than ever the need for the work and education of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

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Barbara Carrasco

Barbara Carrasco

Board Member

Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist.  Her works have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America and her work has been featured in numerous publications: Ms. Magazine (2008), Los Angeles Times, New York Times; USA Today; Artforum; Boston Globe; new England Journal; High performance, and Flash Art. 

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Federico Chavez

Federico Chavez

Board Member

Federico “Freddy” Chavez was raised in Delano, California, where as a youngster he was introduced to labor organizing and social activism by his uncle, Cesar E. Chavez, his father, Richard Chavez, and other initial founders of the UFW.  Helping to distribute leaflets throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley during the earliest days of the farm workers’ movement and coming into direct contact with the extreme poverty of farm workers, forged Federico’s lifelong commitment to fight for economic as well as social justice.

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John X. Fernandez, Jr.

John X. Fernandez, Jr.

Board Member

Prior to establishing Hawley Morton Productions, Inc. in 1995 John X. Fernandez, Jr. provided more than ten years of technical and management expertise to The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.

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Jamila Guerrero-Cantor, MA, NCC

Jamila Guerrero-Cantor, MA, NCC

Board Member

Jamila Guerrero-Cantor, MA, NCC was raised in Los Angeles, CA where she currently works as a School Counselor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Marlton School and Cerritos College.  She became a young activist at Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden’s political/performing arts camp Laurel Springs in Santa Barbara, CA. 

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Dolores C. Huerta

Dolores C. Huerta

President

Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, continues working to develop community leaders, advocating for working poor, women and children. She travels daily speaking at universities and organizational forums on issues of social justice and public policy. 

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Dr. Fidel Huerta

Dr. Fidel Huerta

Board Member

Dr. Huerta received his Medical Doctorate Degree from University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to complete his Internship and Residency Program in Family Practice at Kern Medical Center.  Dr. Huerta joined the Kern Medical Center faculty as a Staff Physician at Kern Medical Center in 1998 as an Associate in the Department of Family Practice. 

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Cruz Phillips

Cruz Phillips

Board Member

Cruz Phillips spent 15 years as a community organizer in the farm worker movement.  She was the National Director of the successful Campbell Soup Boycott for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Development Director for the National Farm Worker Ministry, and Community Organizing Director for the United Farm Workers of America. 

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