Our success is directly attributed to leadership, expertise, and visionary insight of this team.
Learn more about the dynamic individuals leading the way to a stronger community.
Peter Bloch Garcia
Peter strives to live the values of LCF as he continues to build the organization to carry forward the work of previous great leaders.
Coordinator of Civic Engagement and Advocacy
Coordinator of Economic Empowerment Initiative
Emely is committed to empowering the community through asset-based advocacy. Her education in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and her upbringing, as a daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, has helped her understand the importance of having accessibility to information. She understands, through her family's experience, that resources aren't always widely disseminated, and barriers exist for traditionally underserved communities limiting their access to information due to location, work, language, and literacy levels, among other factors. LCF’s asset-based approach to meeting the community where they are is a model for all organizations who work with communities, and one of the many reasons Emely excitedly joined the team. She hopes to contribute to the work that LCF does by being a bridge between communities and information while using education as a tool for empowerment.
Jennifer Arlem Molina
Program Manager, Economic Empowerment Initiative | Hispanic Seafair
Jennifer's professional experience consists of business consulting, corporate sales, digital marketing, event planning, teaching, visual art, and photography. She has been a creative person her entire life. Being an immigrant that grew up in Seattle, she frequently references her childhood experiences as a source of inspiration. Her goal is to inspire people to work together to build a more vibrant and stronger community.
Jose Manuel Vasquez
Director of Leadership Development and Programs
Jose is passionate about connecting our community to resources and helping build the capacity of future leaders. Being an immigrant that grew up in Seattle, Jose has many personal experiences of the needs of our local community.
Director of Development and Capacity Building
Lilliane is a development and fundraising professional who has worked with nonprofits in Seattle and her hometown, Los Angeles. Lilliane works to communicate LCF’s broad vision and increase resources to benefit the community.
Grants and Contracts Coordinator
Communications and Development Coordinator
Marisol is a daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, raised in San Jose, California and moved to Washington in June 2016 because of her fascination with the culture, technology, and art scene of Seattle. Marisol is excited to apply her ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector and new skills learned in the Digital Technology and Cultures Degree program at Seattle University to deliver services, support, resources, and connected learning opportunities to families and professionals through digital media tools that are interactive and user-friendly.
Youth Organizer for Central Washington
Merivet lives in Yakima WA along with her mom and two younger siblings Eli and Angel. She is a first-generation college student at Central Washington University, where she studies Psychology and Communication. She first got involved with Latino Community Fund in 2015 through the Alianza program where she continues to develop her nonprofit leadership. In her free time, Merivet enjoys running, reading non-fiction books and spending time with her loved ones.
Micaela has lived in Yakima County for most of her life where she involves herself with community organizations to make a positive change. She is known for her effective workshops, outreach planning, community engagement and developing civic leadership. Micaela resides in Yakima with her two daughters, golden retriever Sadie and sassy cat.
Benefits Enrollment Counselor
Monica is passionate about helping those in need and is working towards becoming a Registered Nurse. She helps provide Benefits Enrollment services through the Healthy Latino Families Initiative.
Project Manager, Healthy Latino Families Initiative
Monserrat is a graduate of Seattle University's International Studies department and a full-time mother. Originally coming from the beautiful Skagit Valley, she is an active member of the Latino community throughout Western Washington. Monserrat manages programs under the Healthy Latino Families Initiative. Monserrat strives to improve access to health-related resources for Washingtonians through community engagement, outreach, and education.
Director of Civic Engagement and Advocacy
Oskar has his roots as a community organizer since 1994 fighting California's Prop 187. Ever since he's been advocating in the community to ensure that disenfranchised communities are civically engaged and their voices get heard.
Alianza Youth Organizer Fellow
Latinx Health Board Coordinator
Coming from a background of Mexican immigrant parents and being born and raised in Yakima, WA motivated Cindy to graduate from the University of Washington-Seattle with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Health. Cindy is currently working at Sea Mar Community Health Clinic in Burien, WA as a Care Coordinator and is a fellow with LCF as a Latinx Health Board Coordinator. Cindy is dedicated to social justice and equal and equitable health care for all underrepresented communities.
Alianza Youth Organizer Fellow
Alianza Youth Fellow
Alianza Youth Fellow
Usman Naushab is currently a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Political Science and Communications with a minor in Diversity. He started as a volunteer at the Latino Community Fund before staying on for the summer as a Youth Fellow. Through his studies and his time as a mentor to kids in underserved high schools, Usman understands the need for equity in our economic and political system and strives to promote that in his work at the Latino Community Fund and its political arm, Progreso.