Board of Directors

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Stacie Marez

Early Learning Program Director ESD 105
Term Expires 2020

Stacie Marez was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. She spent 12 years in the Seattle area working, earning her college degree and starting a family. She, her husband Dylan and their daughters Kendall and Taylor decided to make the Yakima Valley home again in 2009. Since then Stacie has served children and families in her role overseeing high quality early learning programs. She is currently Early Learning Program Manager for Educational Service District 105 overseeing ECEAP, the state-funded preschool program and Blossoms Early Learning Center, a newly opened child care center serving preschoolers. Stacie has a Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in Nutrition and a Master’s degree in Human Development with a focus on leadership in education from Pacific Oaks College. Stacie is committed to serving children and families, working toward social justice and working with teachers to provide the best classroom experiences for our young learners. In addition to spending time with her family Stacie enjoys cooking, eating, yoga and sunshine.

 

David Morales

David Morales
Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Northwest Justice Project
Term Expires 2019

David Morales is an attorney at the Northwest Justice Project’s Farm Worker Unit. He joined the board in 2016 and is focused on operations and grant development. Since 2014 he has served on the Washington State Commission for Hispanic Affairs as a Commissioner for the Yakima region. In addition to this work, David volunteers for the United Way, the May First Coalition, the Yakima County Dream Team, Action Poverty Network, and serves a chair of the board for Progreso- a community engagement project for Latinos in Washington. David graduated from Columbia Law School in 2012 and UC Berkeley in 2008.

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Tamerton Granados
Attorney at Law
Stevens & Granados, PLLC
Term Expires 2018

Tammy joined the board in 2015. She is an owner and partner at Stevens & Granados, PLLC where she practices immigration law and criminal defense.

 

Eva Chavez

Eva Chávez
The Vida Agency
Project Manager & Eastern WA Rep.
Term Expires 2020

“I enjoy using some of my free time to give back to my community. I joined La Casa Hogar’s board because in some ways I can relate to many of the students of La Casa Hogar. I’m a first-generation Latina immigrant who calls the Yakima Valley home. I can understand many of the struggles that students pass through such as adapting to a totally different culture and learning a second language. By being part of the board, I hope to provide my support directly and indirectly to the students to help them lessen those struggles. I believe that when people have a desired to get an education, society should provide the tools and resources to those people to achieve their goals. La Casa Hogar does that, provides educational support to the Latino community to continue reaching their educational goals, and I am excited to be part of that mission through the board.”

 

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Ivan Jauregui
Moss Adams LLP
Term Expires 2019

Ivan Jauregui leads the H2A Tax Program at Moss Adams LLP. Prior to working for Moss Adams LLP, Ivan earned his law degree at the Universidad La Salle in Mexico and worked several years as an attorney in International Trade and Customs Law. After moving to the United States, Ivan earned his Master’s in Tax Law at the University of Washington and worked in the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic. Currently, Ivan focuses his practice on Federal Income Tax and tax compliance.

 

Minerva Pardo

Minerva Pardo
West Valley School District
Term Expires 2021

Minerva Pardo is originally from Mexico City. She is a passionate educator who has been on the field for about 30 years. She taught English as a Foreign Language to children, adolescents and adults including business people and undergraduate students while still living in Mexico. She founded an elementary school in Mexico City always with a bilingual and bi-cultural goal in mind. She has a B.A in Bilingual Education and a B.A. in Psychology and she is currently working on her Master’s Degree.

She moved to Yakima WA in 2012 and she has kept her personal goal to serve children and their families. She has shown a significant interest in the Spanish speaking communities. She currently works for the West Valley School District as the Family Engagement Coordinator. She is a National Trainer of the Protective Factors which have the objective to prevent abuse and neglect in our children. She is currently engaged in the work that supports students with significant ACEs scores which affect their learning at school.

 

Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia
Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity
Term Expires 2021

She is originally from Nayarit, México and migrated to the United States as a teenager after her father’s passing.  She attended University High School in Los Angeles, California and later moved to Yakima, Washington to be closer to her siblings. She worked and attended Yakima Valley Community College for six years. She continued her education taking affordable housing development; homebuyer counseling training, grant writing, workshops, classes and conferences to become a certified Home Ownership and Community Lending professional and Housing Counselor from Neighbor Works Institute and National Council of La Raza. In addition, she is a certified social services interpreter through the Department of Social & Health Services of the State of Washington.

 

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Dorian Kensok
Dorian K Designs
Term Expires 2021

Dorian Kensok has been the Principal of Dorian K Design for 14 years. She specializes in branding and brand strategy, art direction, design and public relations campaigns. She and her husband Aaron made their way to the Valley in 2012 after many years of visiting. In 2015, they both started teaching Citizenship classes with La Casa Hogar and still enjoy teaching today. Dorian also got involved with La Casa Hogar’s logo redesign and branding around the same time. She looks forward to bringing her branding and marketing skills to the Board and is focused on strengthening relationships between the many vibrant communities in the Valley. She is passionate about cooking, culture, community, and sunshine!

 

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