Board of Directors

Ronald V. Garcia

Ronald V. Garcia

Ronald literally started from the ground up 44 years ago with Southern California Edison in Field Construction. He lives in Santa Paula, but has worked in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Rosemead, Long Beach, and now in the Southeast Los Angeles Area. He is the Regional Public Affairs Manager, serving the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Gardena, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

Ronald is active in civic, social, service, and youth activities. He has been president of the following organizations: Bell Chamber of Commerce; Bell Gardens Chamber... Continue reading

Eddie Tafoya

Eddie Tafoya

As Executive Director of the Commerce Industrial Council Chamber of Commerce, Eddie oversees all functions, budgeting, and operations of the organization. He works to ensure that the organization performs at peak levels for its membership at all times. Eddie provides the professional leadership that enables the organization to fulfill its mission, including responsibility for the overall management, growth and development of the organization, the day-to-day news media and public relations needs and responsibilities for the Chamber, as well as serve as the direct liaison to city hall on all matters pertaining to business interests before the city. This in... Continue reading

Cesar Zaldivar-Motts

Cesar Zaldivar-Motts

Cesar Zaldivar-Motts is the Executive Director of the Southeast Community Development Corporation.

Cesar currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors at Human Service Association.  He also serves on the Boards of the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, Southeast Salvation Army, Rio Hondo Boys and Girls Club, and the Huntington Park Police Activity League. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City with a Masters of Public Administration and has 15 years of non-profit management experience.

Olga Sarabia

Olga Sarabia

Olga Sarabia currently serves as Secretary of the Board at Human Services Association. Olga holds a masters degree in Social Work from the Loyola University School of Social Work in Chicago. She is retired after a wonderful 34 year career that she considered a ministry. That included community organizing work in a housing project in East Los Angeles, CA and Medical Social Work in Public Health as well as in County Hospitals. Mrs. Sarabia has been Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee in Alhambra; Chair of the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center. Currently she is serving on the National... Continue reading

Joseph G. Zarrahy

Joseph G. Zarrahy

Joseph G. Zarrahy (Immediate Past President) is the General Manager at the Cowne Plaza Hotel in Commerce.  Joseph was born in Union City, New Jersey, but raised in Southern California.  He graduated from Woodbury University with two Bachelor Degrees, one in business administration, sales/marketing and the other in secondary education.  Joe is married to his wife Elizabeth “Libby” Sandefur-Zarrahy for 23 years.  He has a son, Brandon J. Zarrahy who lives in Granada Hills.

Joseph has also served on the Board of the Meeting Planners International; Rio Hondo Rotary Club; California Hotel ... Continue reading

Nancy Sariñana

Nancy Sariñana

Nancy is an attorney at Children’s Law Center of California (CLCCA), which represents children under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Dependency Courts.  At CLCCA Nancy has been a voice and an advocate for children affected by abuse and neglect. 

Nancy has served on the Human Services Board since 2003.  She also serves on the Board of the Rio Hondo Boys and Girls Club.

Robert Villaseñor

Robert Villaseñor

Robert Villaseñor is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager with City National Bank’s Personal and Small Business Banking Division. Based out of our new WeWork location in Downtown Los Angeles, he partners with a team of experts to offer the bank’s full range of products and services to small and growing businesses within the WeWork communities.

Robert has more than 37 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining City National, Robert held various positions with Bank of America, Security Pacific and, most recently, at Wells Fargo Bank, where he worked with... Continue reading

James Filipan

James Filipan

Jim Filipan has served on the Human Services Association Board of Directors since October, 2008

Other affiliations include Rio Hondo-Vernon Rotary Club; Rio Hondo Boys & Girls Club; Commerce Industrial Council

Roy L. Paul

Roy L. Paul

Roy L. Paul graduated from Bell Gardens High School and attended the University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.  Upon graduation, he was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy.  Judge Paul served four and a half years in the Navy, including two years aboard the USS Ticonderoga CVS-14, the recovery ship for Apollo XVI and XVII and Skylab I, retrieving the astronauts from space capsules, as they landed in the South Pacific Ocean.  He then continued his military service in the United States Naval Reserves, retiring in 1994... Continue reading

CEO - Leticia Chacon

CEO - Leticia Chacon

Leticia D. Chacon is the Chief Executive Officer of Human Services Association (HSA).  She graduated from UCLA with a Master of Social Welfare in 1974 and received her License in Clinical Social Work in 1979, giving her 37 years of experience working in the field of social work and committed to ending multigenerational cycles of child abuse and family violence. 

Leticia had served as Director of Social Services in the Los Angeles County Health Department, Maternity and Infant Project for ten years, serving high-risk pregnant women and their children in the East and Northeast Los Angeles cities while... Continue reading

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