|Board of Directors|
Servando R. Sandoval
Servando R. Sandoval is a partner with the firm practicing in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Labor and Employment Law. He has extensive experience in all facets of employment law and fair housing laws, including counseling clients as to day to day employment and housing issues, conducting investigations and defending claims before all Courts and in administrative hearings. He graduated with honors, cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995 with a degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Chicano Studies. He received his Juris Doctor in 1999 from the UCLA School of Law, where he served as Editor for the Chicano-Latino Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the state of California, including the District Courts in and for the Northern and Central Districts of California, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Mr. Sandoval is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley and is an officer of the Board of Directors. Mr. Sandoval also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Day Nursery.
Miguel T Ortiz is Vice President and Branch Manager of Bank of the West in San Jose. Bank of the West is a full service commercial bank and one of the top rated financial institutions in Financial Soundness and Customer Satisfaction.
Miguel lives in San Jose, California. He is the proud father of daughter Crystal, who is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles and son Christian, a senior in High School. In his spare time Miguel enjoys spending time with family and friends including, traveling, fine dinning, the theater, and golfing.Miguel serves in the HCCSV board. He has been elected to serve as Parliamentarian for the HCCSV for year 2009 to 2011.
Margie Sanchez worked at Apple Inc., over 22 years in the Service organization. Margie held positions such as Service Administration Supervisor, Warranty Fraud Manager, Service Parts Compliance Manager and Bid Response Manager. As a Bid Response Manager, she developed service solutions for Apple’s Business & Education customers resulting in multi-million dollar bid awards. Margie left Apple in 2007, to care full time for her ailing father. After his passing, Margie attended the Women’s Initiative’s Simple Steps to Business Success, graduating in June 2009. October 2010, She received the Women’s Initiative’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Margie is an active member of the community and currently serves on several Board of Directors, Advisory Boards and Special Committees including the following:
She is the founder of California Solar Screens in San Jose
Miguel España is the founder of España’s Collision Repair, a family-owned and operated business that has over 20 years of premier collision repair expertise. Mr. España is a certified technician by various auto paint companies and car manufacturers. He is also a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Mr. España is a previous president of the California Auto Body Association and has been serving on its board of directors for the past seven years. Mr. España is also on the board of Silicon Valley chapter of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).
Mr. España has been on the board directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley since 2008 and is treasurer since 2010. He has been an active chamber member for over fifteen years. Currently, he sits in the chamber’s events committee.
Mr. España is a member of Kawanis International. His favorite pastimes include playing and watching soccer.
Mr. Torres possesses a BA from Texas A& M University and has brings over 17 years of business, community, organizational, government/legislative development expertise and experience. Mr. Torres has been recognized as local leader and been previously named as Who’s Who in Silicon Valley, Most Influential by the Business Journal-Silicon Valley and one of Bay Area’s Most Influential Latinos.
Mr. Torres is Vice President, Community Development Officer and Diversity Council Chairman for Wells Fargo covering Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Mr. Torres works with various public and private organizations to develop/implement programs and services that enhance community participation and visibility.
Mr. Torres is an active member of the community and currently serves on several Board of Directors, Advisory Boards and Special Committees including, but not limited, to the following:
James is the founder and CEO of Duran Human Capital Partners, Inc., headquartered in Campbell. Duran HCP has ranked in the top 500 Hispanic companies as rated by Hispanic Magazine for over 5 consecutive years. The firm provides a range of Human Capital management consulting services including contract and retained recruiting, staffing, search, human resources consulting, payroll service support and recruiter training programs to clients, consulting firms and affinity groups.
James has a BA in Political Science and Economics from UC Berkeley. He is also active in or serves as a Board Member with various professional and Community Associations including but not limited to:
James lives in Morgan Hill, California, a rural Silicon Valley suburb, with his wife Lindsey, young son Christian, older son Kris and daughter Ashlee currently applying for admission in Pharmacy programs. His younger daughter Olivia is attending SF State working toward a Journalism major. In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family including, biking, fishing, hiking, movies, skiing, travel, etc.
Twenty eight years experience in the non-profit community both directing and coordinating administrative and programmatic operations. Twelve years teaching vocational skills through ROP and at Economic & Social Opportunities, Inc. in San Jose. Current responsibilities include, fund development, contract compliance, program development and implementation, and facility management. Responsibilities also include maintaining and monitoring compliance for our state approval to operate a post-secondary education institute. Holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from San Jose State University and a Ryan Designated Subject Credential K-Adult through University of California at Santa Cruz Extension. Currently sits on the Escuela Popular Family Learning Center Board of Directors, San Jose Job Corps Advisory Committee, and National Council of La Raza California Affiliate Board.
Monica Amador is Chief Operations Officer and Corporate Officer/Share Holder of El Observador Bilingual Weekly Newspaper and Multi-Media with 36+ years experience in management, sales, marketing and promotions. Hilbert and Elizabeth Morales are the Co-Publishers.
Amador attended and graduated from Wilcox High School, West Valley Community College and UC Berkeley, majoring in Graphic Arts, Labor Law and Marketing. Amador has been active with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley since the 80's, and sits on the Board of Directors. She also belongs and is active with numerous organizations including, La Raza Roundtable, HAREP, LULAC, SJGIF, and Latina Coalition, to name a few.
Everybody talks about priorities. Val DeLeon shows hi s own through a lifelong commitment to family, work and community.
In 2000, the entire family shared in the “La Famila” Award at the Silicon Valley Hispanic Charity Ball, recognition for the contributions of two generations of DeLeons. Val is a proud grandparent to ten grand children and two great-grand children.
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