Peter Schey, Esq.
President of the Board, a long-standing advocate and lawyer representing thousands of detained unaccompanied minors in Federal custody.
Father Richard Estrada
Founder and President of Jovenes Inc. a housing program focusing on immigrant youth eighteen-years of age and older.
Harry Salzberg, Esq.
Immigrant Rights Attorney specializing in winning lawful status for immigrant minors and youth.
Paule Cruz Takash
Nationally recognized advocate for and expert on groundbreaking city and county programs to issue identification cards to immigrants and homeless communities.
Former immigrant and entrepreneur dedicated to addressing the unique challenges of immigrant minors.
Jocelyn Duarte, M.A.
Citizenship Services and Civic Engagement Programs Manager, SALEF. Teacher at East Los Angeles Community College in the Chicana/o Studies Department.
Joseph Chicas, MSW
Adjunct Professor at USC, teaching policy advocacy and social change. 10 years of leadership experience within the public and private sector rooted in a commitment toward solving society’s most vexing issues including Veterans affairs and homelessness.
Associate Director at CHIRLA. 20 years of experience in both for-profit and non-profit management. His experience in the private sector has shaped his unique expertise for the non-profit sector.
Gabriel F. Merino
Formerly detained minor who was separated from his mother when apprehended by the US Border Patrol. Current resident at Casa Libre, attending school, and planning to eventually attend college.
Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez
Rev. Gutierrez is an ordained United Methodist minister and has served as Pastor in several Los Angeles churches. She was Director of Urban Ministry for the Cal-Pac conference of the UMC, and most recently served as Executive Director of the Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles. Rev. Jennifer also has a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and is currently working on her Doctorate of Ministry, also from Claremont.
Sanchez is an Internationally recognized peacemaker and co-founder of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles where he has developed and implemented innovative violence prevention and intervention programs since 1998 and has also led the organization as Executive Director since 2006.
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