Jose Zapata Calderon is the President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley and Emeritus Professor in Sociology and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies at Pitzer College.
As the son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, he has had a long history of connecting his organizing and academic work with community-based teaching, participatory action research, critical pedagogy, and engagement.
Angela Sambrano is the Vice President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Executive Board.
Lidia grew up in a variety of neighborhoods throughout the City of Los Angeles and moved to Pomona 10 years ago. For the past 15 years, she has worked in municipal government in various roles from external relations focused on community outreach and organizing to management roles that focus on innovation, budget and workforce development. She is a product of public education from LAUSD, to the Community College District and Cal State Northridge. She is Community Life Commissioner for the City of Pomona and Co-Chair of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Working Group in the Healthy in Pomona Initiative of Pomona's Promise. She is the mother of two teenage sons.
Alicia is an Executive Board Member of the Latino(a) Roundtable and part of the SG/IE Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Financially Fit Foundation.
She considers her hometown to be Manzanillo, Colima and is currently residing in San Dimas
Favorite quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’’ Nelson Mandela
Julissa Espinoza helps drive one of the University of La Verne’s core values of civic and community engagement by developing mutually beneficial relationships between the university and local community partners to collectively address the region’s most pertinent issues.
Her passion to be an agent of change in the community is evident in her roles as an established leader in the nonprofit sector. Julissa is a bridge, making connections and strengthening communities for a more just and peaceful world.
David Estrada has been a proud union member, labor leader, and mental health advocate for
the past 49 years.
David was born in Boyle Heights L.A., and raised in Monterey Park, CA. He has been married to
his lovely wife Rose, a retired educator, for 49 years. They have lived in the city of San Dimas,
CA for the past 44 years.
In January of 2023 David was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Latino and Latina Roundtable.
After raising her children, Maria decided to go back to school, and is now a student at Mt San Antonio College.
"I would like to see that all k-12 students learn their rights to be involved in a democracy. It is my pleasure to be working with the Latino/a Roundtable of the SGV/PV in improving communities."
John Nolte is part of the Board at Large of the Latino and Latina Roundtable.
Madeline Rios is part of the Board at Large at the Latino and Latina Roundtable.
Oscar Segovias is part of the Board at Large at the Latino and Latina Roundtable.
Mike Suarez is part of the Board at Large at the Latino and Latina Roundtable.