Meet our wonderful team of dedicated environmental and social justice leaders
Alma L. Marquez
With over 20 years of experience
in the nonprofit sector, her career began with the Orange County
Organization, an affiliate of PICO
Faith in Action International, as a Senior Community Organizer
spearheading a health initiative for
universal health coverage for all
children. She went on to work in the California legislature in the State
Assembly and Senate, becoming
District Director. Ms. Marquez was
formerly Executive Director at WELL
Water Education for Latino Leaders.
Gabriela Mendez is a resident of the City of Riverside and has been active in various movements fighting for immigrant protection, special needs, and environmental issues.
With a background in IT and system development, Shane aspires to create unique and engaging content that will reflect our diverse communities.
Finance & Admin Director
Ana Gonzalez joins the Executive Team with experience as a former business owner and educator as well as community organizer.
Gabrielle Scott Thetford
Gabrielle will be leading internal communications and office management needs.
Faraz's brings experience as the former editor of UC Riverside's Highlander Newspaper and in local political as well as issue-based campaigns.
Ericka brings over 10+ years working in environmental justice, formerly as CCAEJ's organizing director. She will be leading grant management and development as well as reporting.
Interim Civic Engagement Coordinator
Adonis has a strong background in leadership as a former Student Body President at CSUSB and working directly with communities of color in civic engagement.