Board of Directors

About

The Board of Directors committee works to build up CIPC’s infrastructure, financial resources, and strategic plan, in order to ensure CIPC’s growth and sustainability. This committee works to build up CIPC’s infrastructure, financial resources, and strategic plan, in order to ensure CIPC’s growth and sustainability. The Board is comprised of members from diverse sectors, selected for their expertise and commitment to expanding inclusive policies for California’s immigrant communities. As we continue to strengthen our internal infrastructure, CIPC will continue to work with our grassroots Steering Committee and Advisory Council to inform and oversee our pro-immigrant policy priorities.

Richard Barrera

He/Him

President of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Trustees

Xóchitl Castañeda

She/Her

Project Director of the California-Mexico Health Initiative

Allan Colbern

He/Him

Assistant Professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University

Leticia Landa

She/Her

Deputy Director of La Cocina

Marc Philpart

He/Him

Managing Director at PolicyLink

Gabriela Sandoval

She/her

Research Director, The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Reshma Shamasunder

She/Her

Consultant

Orville Thomas

He/Him

Director of Government Relations, Lion Electric

Hector Villagra

He/Him

Board Chair

Rachelle Reyes Wenger

She/Her

Treasurer

Tom K. Wong

He/Him

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego