Orville Thomas

Orville Thomas currently serves as CALSTART’s State Policy Director and oversees Budget and Legislative Advocacy in California. In his role, Orville coordinates CALSTART member companies around efforts to ensure public-private partnership […]

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Gabriela Sandoval

Gabriela Sandoval currently serves as the Director of Race and Equity at TURN. She joined TURN in April 2016 as the first Research Director for TURN’s Addressing the Health Impacts […]

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Tom K. Wong

Tom K. Wong is an associate professor of political science and founding director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at the University of California, San Diego. He served as an advisor to the White House Initiative […]

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Rachelle Reyes Wenger

Rachelle Reyes Wenger is the Director of Public Policy and Community Advocacy for Dignity Health. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is one of the largest, private, not-for-profit healthcare systems […]

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Hector Villagra

Hector Villagra is executive director at the ACLU of Southern California, a post he has served since February 2011. Hector launched the Orange County Office of the ACLU of Southern […]

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Reshma Shamasunder

Reshma Shamasunder is the Executive Director of Asian American Futures, a nonprofit organization that aims to ensure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are an essential part of the American narrative. […]

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Marc Philpart

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and now living in Oakland, CA, Marc Philpart has been a leader in the racial justice movement for more than a decade. […]

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Leticia Landa

Leticia Landa is Deputy Director of La Cocina. She joined La Cocina in early 2008 as the third staff member. Throughout her career, Leticia has relied on her experience being […]

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Allan Colbern

Allan Colbern is an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University. His scholarship explores how the relationship between political institutions and social movements […]

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Xóchitl Castañeda

Xóchitl Castañeda is the founding director of the Health Initiative of the Americas, a University of California initiative that coordinates and optimizes health resources for immigrants from Latin America and […]

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