Board of Directors

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Nati Alvarado

President

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Bree Alvarado

Director of Operations

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Samuel Lazalde

Program Director

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Thomas Gibilisco

Director

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Robert Hernandez

Director

Robert Hernandez aims to educate and engage in practice-driven research to address critical areas of society that continue to hinder communities from flourishing. His area of interest includes vulnerable youth populations, adolescent social issues, adolescent gang interventions, strength-based/resiliency, and youth empowerment models of practice. In particular, Hernandez's work examines risk and protective factors within communities. His focus is on advancing marginalized populations through a wide range of practice approaches addressing violence-related trauma through violence reduction, prevention, and intervention strategies. His area of emphasis is exploring violence related-trauma due to urbanization and rapid development and its impact on healthy youth development as well as the implications on urban communities as a whole. 

Education: 

DSW, University of Southern California, 2018

MSW, University of Southern California, 2007

BA, California State University, San Jose, 1999