Belinda Coronado

Belinda Coronado is CIPC’s Development Associate. In this position, she supports fundraising initiatives and special events. Before joining CIPC, Belinda worked at Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) to implement their […]

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Hallie Stohler-Plaza

Hallie Stohler-Plaza is CIPC’s Chief of Staff. With over 15 years of both domestic and international multi-sectoral experience in nonprofit, academia and healthcare, Hallie is a “jill of many trades.” […]

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Anallely Martin

Anallely Martin is CIPC’s Legislative Assistant. In this position, she works in support of  the government affairs and operations teams. Before joining CIPC, Anallely worked to provide direct legal services […]

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Apolonio “Polo” Morales

Apolonio “Polo” Morales is CIPC’s Deputy Director of Programs and Campaigns. In this position, he supervises the organization’s policy, government affairs and organizing programs. Polo has a decade of experience […]

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Xochitl Sanchez

Xochilt Sanchez is a senior statewide organizer with CIPC. She is a Salvadoran-American organizer and policy advocate with extensive experience working with nonprofits.   Before joining CIPC, Xochilt was the senior […]

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Masih Fouladi

Masih Fouladi is CIPC’s Executive Director. Masih has 15 years of advocacy experience, working to protect the civil rights of immigrant communities, focusing on defeating systemic injustices that harass, harm […]

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Ed Sifuentes

Edward Sifuentes is the Communications Director at the California Immigrant Policy Center. Before joining CIPC, he worked as the Deputy Communications Director at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial […]

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Carlos Alarcon

Carlos Alarcon is CIPC’s Health & Public Benefits Policy Analyst in Los Angeles. Carlos received his Bachelors in Finance from UC Riverside and Masters in Public Policy from UCLA’s Luskin […]

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Eliana Carballo

Eliana Carballo is the Operations Coordinator at the California Immigrant Policy Center where she supports the internal administrative functions of the organization.    Eliana is a proud Salvadoran-American, born and […]

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Vanessa Caijna

Vanessa Cajina is a lobbyist with KP Public Affairs, one of the largest lobbying and public affairs consulting firms in California. Vanessa has been with KP since 2012 and leads […]

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Kathy Khommarath

Kathy Khommarath is, by trade, an immigrants’ rights attorney working with nonprofit organizations to develop, support, and help improve legal services programs, but currently serves as part of the development team at […]

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Andrea Amavisca

Andrea Amavisca is the Senior Legislative Advocate at the California Immigrant Policy Center. She is responsible for monitoring and advocating for a wide range of immigrant-related policies, providing immigrant communities with the […]

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AJ Joven

AJ Joven is CIPC’s Movement Building Specialist. In this role, he seeks to be a bridge between the voices of the community and the policy that CIPC champions, anchoring us […]

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Bruno Huizar

Bruno is a community organizer, movement builder, policy advocate, and legal worker with over 12 years of experience in community organizing, coalition building, campaign coordination, and project management. Bruno’s foundation […]

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Chloe Steck

Chloe Steck is the Legislative Advocate for the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC).  She is responsible for supporting the Government Affairs department by way of bill tracking, drafting letters of […]

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Daniela Alvarenga

Daniela is the Economic Justice Policy Coordinator at CIPC. Her roles and responsibilities are focused on deepening relationships with coalition partners and advocating for immigrant-centered economic justice policies. She comes […]

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Anita Vukovic

Anita Vukovic is the Senior Messaging & Engagement Strategist at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC). In this role, she supports CIPC and external partners with harnessing evidence-based messaging strategies […]

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Gabriela Sandoval

Gabriela Sandoval is the Executive Director of EWDi – Excessive Wealth Disorder Institute where she leads work to address the corrosive influence of excessive wealth on our government and democracy. Previously, […]

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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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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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