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Organization Leadership

To honor and respect PADRES' life–saving mission is to count on the unconditional love, compassion and dedication to human service from visionary leadership. To this end, PADRES is proud to introduce you to the leaders who lend their time, talent and effort to serve as its National Spokesperson, Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Honorary Advisors Council.



National Spokesperson

EVA LONGORIA



Executive Officers

TERESA SAMANIEGO, PRESIDENT (KABC – TV LOS ANGELES)
NEIL CARREY, ESQ., PRESIDENT EMERITUS (JENKENS & GILCHRIST LLP)
ARMANDO AZARLOZA, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT (THE AXIS AGENCY)
LEONARD SAGE, SECOND VICE PRESIDENT (SAGE AUTO GROUP)
RITA CRUZ GALLEGOS, TREASURER and SECRETARY (HEALTH NET OF CALIFORNIA)



Board of Directors

CECILIA ALVEAR (NBC NETWORK NEWS)
CHRIS DEL REY (DEL REY MARKETING, INC.)
MAYOLA DELGADO (TELEMUNDO)
LUIS FAURA (C & F FOODS, INC.)
LUIS A. GONZALEZ (MERRILL LYNCH)
GEOFF KALTENBACH (SIGNATURE RESOURCES)
CARLOS ORTA (HISPANIC ASSOCIATION ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY)
CRISTINA PEREZ GONZALEZ, ESQ. (PEREZ GONZALEZ, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORP.)
MARIANNE ROMANO (NICKELODEON)
DAN SAVAGE (OFFICE OF CALIFORNIA SENATOR GILBERT A. CEDILLO)
PHILIP S. SMITH (UNIFIED WESTERN GROCERS, INC.)



Honorary Advisors

HON. XAVIER BECERRA (U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)
HON. LUCILLE ROYBAL – ALLARD (U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)
HON. ADAM SCHIFF (U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)
HON. GILBERT A. CEDILLO (CALIFORNIA SENATE)
HON. ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA (MAYOR, CITY OF LOS ANGELES)
HON. ERIC GARCETTI (LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL)
HON. JOSÉ L. HUIZAR (LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL)
RENÁN ALMENDÁREZ COELLO, ‘EL CUCUY’ (SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
MARIO KREUTZBERGER, ‘DON FRANCISCO’ (SÁBADO GIGANTE, A UNIVISION PRODUCTION)
AMELIE G. RAMIREZ (BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE)




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