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Executive Board of Directors

Miguel Juarez, President

Bio: Mr. Juarez is the current president and executive director of Golden State Certified Development Corp., a nonprofit that administers the Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program and Intermediary Loan Program. Prior to joining Golden State, Juarez had been director of small business lending for Valley Economic Development Center, a nonprofit small business lender located in the same Sherman Oaks building as Golden State.

Email: mjuarez@goldenstatecdc.org

Affiliation: Golden State Certified Development

Term: 11/01/18 – 10/31/20

 

Francisco Noel Flores, Secretary

Bio: Mr. Flores graduated from CSU Long Beach in Political Science and International Relations. Francisco started working at UCLA in 2008 in various capacities such as an analyst and fund manager before moving into his new role at Chrysalis Los Angeles at the start of 2017. Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Email: francisconoelflores@gmail.com

Phone: 562-653-6635

Affiliation: Chrysalis L.A.

Term: 11/01/18 – 10/31/20

 

Carolyn Harris, Board Member 

Bio: Ms. Harris has over 25 years of experience in education and has lives in the Los Angeles area. Also involved in a number of non-profit and professional organizations such as the American Association of University Women, Carolyn represented AAUW on Delaine Easton’s Universal Preschool Task Force in 1997.  Carolyn is also active with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Church Related Early Childhood Education Fellowship and served on the Los Angeles Child Care Planning Committee 1993-1996, the United Nations Association-USA, The Presbyterian Church in many roles local, state and national, and the Middle East Fellowship of Southern California.

Email: harriscarolynp@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 213-500-6949

Affiliation: Retired, Presbyterian Church

Term: 11/01/18 – 10/31/20

 

Eric P. Sarabia, Treasurer

Email: esarabia07@gmail.com

Affiliation: Lexus Nexis

Term: 11/01/18 – 10/31/20

 

Rosalinda Meza, Board Member

Email: rosalindameza@gmail.com

Affiliation: Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations

Term: 04/28/18 – 10/30/20

 

Noemí Lujan Pérez, Board Member 

Email: noemilujanperez@gmail.com

Affiliation: Eco Diversity Media

Term: 04/28/18 – 10/30/20

 

Maria Espinoza Booth, Board Member

Email: maria.espinosa@gmail.com

Affiliation: Success for All

Term: 12/26/19 – 10/30/21

 

Margaret Godinez, Board Member

Email: margaret.godinez128@gmail.com

Affiliation: SEA Charter

Term: 12/26/19 – 10/30/21

 
 
To contact the Avance Executive Board, you may do so by: 
 
Phone: (323) 230-7270
Email: board@academiaavance.com
Mail: P.O. BOX 42095, Los Angeles, CA 90042