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Governing 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.

Margaret Godinez, Secretary

Bio: Ms. Godinez served as chief executive officer of Soladed Enrichment Action District, with oversight of 19 school sites, enforcing all provisions of law and regulations relating to management of schools and other educational, social and recreational activities under direction of the Board. Ms. Godinez has directed, managed and supervised over 300 certificated, classified staff, serving 4,000 students annually overseeing a $18 million dollar budget ensuring student achievement and achieving district academic goals.

Rachel Villalobos Kowalski, Treasurer 

Bio: Ms. Villalobos Kowalski has 22 years of experience serving in education and lives in the City of Downey, Los Angeles County. She has served as a member and President in the Downey Unified School District within the School Site Council for 9 consecutive years and in a variety of Downey City committees such as the Hospital, Safety and Parking Committees for 10 years. She has also served in the Women's Los Angeles County Jail, Residential Facilities, and Elderly Homes serving as an educator and life skills mentor. As an educator, she has served and advocated for students with disabilities, homeless youth, foster children and youth, gifted and talented, English Learners, and students who are in the low socioeconomically disadvantaged group.

Agency Head: Ricardo Mireles, Executive Director, P.O. Box 42095 Los Angeles, CA 90042 [email protected] 323-230-7270

Agency Code Officer: Jennifer Vazquez, Operations Mgr, P.O. Box 42095 Los Angeles, CA 90042 [email protected] 323-230-7270

Filing Official: Jolenne Ramirez, Data & Compliance Mgr, P.O. Box 42095 Los Angeles, CA 90042 [email protected] 323-230-7270