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HOPE Leadership Institute
Advisory Council

The HLI Advisory Council engages and motivates HLI alumna from each class to remain engaged with HOPE. This includes becoming donors, participating in HOPE conferences, volunteering for HOPE, attending special HLI alumnae functions, and participating in HOPE’s various research projects. 

Advisory Council members

Elmy Bermejo

President, San Francisco Comission on the Environment | /Board Member, Women's Foundation of CA

HLI Class of 1999

Cristina Gomez-Vidal

Parent Behavior Change Intervention (PBC-I) Therapist, Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic/ Cristina Gomez-Vidal Consulting

HLI Class of 2004

Linda Caballero Sotelo

Executive Director, New Americans Museum

HLI Class of 2005

Sinar Lomeli

Counselor/Coordinator (PUENTE), Mira Costa College

HLI Class of 2008

Alcira Dominguez, M.P.A

Community Relations Consultant

HLI Class of 2008

Sylvia Soto

Community Center Director, County of Los Angeles, Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

HLI Class of 2010

Emily Preciado-Fonseca

Account Director, Conill Advertising

HLI Class of 2011

Zulma Maciel

Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs, The City of San Jose

HLI Class of 2012

Claudia Mercado

Founder & CEO, Calibueno

HLI Class of 2012

Amelia Herrera-Robles

Community Relations and Outreach Manager, Blue Shield of California

HLI Class of 2013

Darlene Trujillo Elliot

Author, Intuitive Life Coach, and Healer

HLI Class of 2014

Mariana Corona Sabeniano

Chief of Staff, California State Assembly

HLI Class of 2015

Paula de la Riva

Program Officer, First 5 Kern

HLI Class of 2016

Milena Paez

Communications Director, NextGen Policy

HLI Class of 2017

Naomi Soto-Steidle

Principal, Umbrex

HLI Class of 2018

Viviana Becerra

Chief of Staff, California State Assembly

HLI Class of 2018

Isabel Arvea

Chief Of Staff, Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Dee Andrews

HLI Class of 2019

Gloria Cruz Cardenas

Director of Community Engagement, Public Safety and Binational Affairs, City of San Diego Office of Council President Georgette Gomez

HLI Class of 2019

Amanda Staples

Community Advocacy Director, American Heart Association

HLI Class of 2020

Tristen Lopez

Senior Production and Revenue Accountant, California Resources Corporation

HLI Class of 2020

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