SEFCEDA Staff

Jose Leon Barraza | CEO

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 BS, Business Admin. & MPA, Public Admin., 

California State University, Fresno 

Former Director of Economic Development for the County of Fresno with a 34-year career in the County Administrative Office 

Former Chair of the Fresno County Blue Ribbon Business Committee and Fresno County Regional Enterprise Zone Board 

Former Member of Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board 

Licensed Real Estate Broker and General Contractor 

Gabriel Lozano | Program Manager

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Marketing/ Fundraising 

Volunteer, Reading and Beyond Program 

United States Navy Veteran, 1984-1989 

Graduate, Roosevelt High School, Fresno, USD 

AmeriCorps Vista 

Harrell Floyd 

Dominic Marmolejo 

Board of Directors

ITZI ROBLES, Chair

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BA,  Political  Science  & Legal Studies,  California  State

University, Fresno

•   Fresno City Council Assistant, Area

•   District # 1, City of Fresno

•   MBA Candidate, California State University, Fresno

•   Former Intern, Education & Leadership Foundation

•   Former Intern, Migrant Education Program

•   Former Taekwondo Instructor,   Fresno  Black Belt

Taekwondo Center

CATHERINE ROBLES, Vice Chair

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BA, Business Administration, California State University, Fullerton

•   Broker & Owner, Casa Robles Realty

•   Board Commissioner, Fresno EOC

•   Board Secretary, Fresno CDFI

•   Member, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professional, Fresno Chapter

•   Lifelong Fresno Resident

JOSEPH J. RIOJAS, SR., Treasurer

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Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno Joseph Riojas Sr. has held many 

leadership positions including business owner. For the last 20 years he has been employed by Wells 

Fargo Bank N.A.  In 2007 he became the manager of the Sunnyside Plaza Branch located at 5642 E. 

Kings Canyon Rd. in Fresno, CA. In 2008 he earned his Vice President title for his hard work, 

dedication and great leadership skills.  In 2010 He received “The Servant Leader” award From Wells 

Fargo for the hundreds of volunteer hours committed to community service. In

2017 he was recognized as a “Star Performer” for his exceptional contributions and commitment to 

excellence while serving Wells Fargo Customers.

•   Past Board Member / Treasurer,  Valley Preparatory Academy

•   Owner, Riojas Rental Properties

DR. NELLIE NERI, Board Member

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University   Southern  California   and  California   State University, Fresno

•   Volunteer Counselor, Youth Exchange, Rotary District 5230

•   Past Assistant Governor, Rotary District 5230

•   Past   Board  President,    Association   of   Mexican American Educators

•   Past Board President, Girl Scout Council

•   Past  Board Representative,   Association  California School Administrators

CHARLES VANG, Board Member

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BA, Business Administration, California State University, Fullerton

•   President, Vangolds USA Corp

•   Past Planning Commissioner, City of Fresno, 2000-2008

•   Past President,  Lao Family Community of  Fresno, Inc. 2004-2006

•   Board Director, Fresno County Workforce Investment Board

ANDY HANSEN-SMITH, Board Member

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BA, Biology, California State University, Fresno, 1987

•   Non-profit Creative Fresno Board Member 2014- present

•   Memorial United Methodist Church 2002-present

•   Attend all City of Fresno Council and Fresno County Board of Supervisors Meetings 2016-present

•   City of Fresno Planning Commission 2010-2015