About the Executive Board
Yvonne was born in Chicago, IL , her mother was from Aguascalientes, MX and her father was from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She was Miss Mexico of the Midwest for LULAC in Chicago when she was 17 and won a trip to Mexico City. Her mother was an activist and also volunteered for LULAC in Chicago. Yvonne moved to Orange County in 1979 with her family. Yvonne has a BA degree in Behavioral Science. Most recently Yvonne worked for the US House of Representatives as a Federal Grants Manager supporting a Congresswoman in the 46th Congressional District. She worked for over 20 years as a Manager in Head Start, Health Care and as a Program Manager at Long Beach City College as a grant writer and manager in Economic Development / Workforce Development. She joined Anaheim LULAC in 2005 and was elected California State LULAC Director on April 29, 2018. She previously was Orange County LULAC District 1 Director for 5 years.
Currently serves as a member of LULAC Foundation INC. where she has held several positions such as; Co-Chair, Vice-Chair, and secretary. She is the State Deputy Director for Women for State LULAC Council, and an active member of Anaheim Council. She is the founder of San Diego Education LULAC Council 3198. In addition to her service to LULAC, her activism at local, state and national levels, has proven her leadership skills in Education and civil rights. She has received several awards, such as the most recent one, Community Activism/Education given by Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblywoman for 79 District California State Legislature (2020), California Teachers Association San Diego Service Center, Who Award for her participation as CTA State Council Minority- At- Large Representative and TLC Award for her services to English Language Learners students, as a Co-Founder of NEA ELL Caucus. She has been given Certificates of Recognition by United States Senator Barbara Boxer, Assemblywoman Lory Saldaña, and Assemblyman José Medina for her service in Education and Human rights. She is a founder of “Si Se Puede Parents Association, in Southern California and a member of Educate For the Future, among other local community services organizations.
A native Californian, Jaime grew up in Santa Ana and studied at CSU, Long Beach, where she earned a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish. She has been teaching Spanish for 28 years in Santa Ana and loves working with the youth of her hometown. She has been a member of Santa Ana LULAC #147 for approximately 20 years and serves as Advisor to the Segerstrom H.S. LULAC youth council #2081. Jaime looks forward to continued community involvement, advocacy and leadership development among the youth membership, while remaining connected and committed to the LULAC familia.
Philanthropist and visionary with extensive knowledge of Latino affairs in the United States. For more than five years, after having his first interaction with LULAC he became the district 11 director in 2021 and has been active in various matters that concern the community. He loves being a part of LULAC because it allows him to be the voice of the voiceless. He is also Co-founder and CEO of LENUSA. Being part of these two organizations gives me the access to the information that our community needs.
Andrew Sandoval is the District 12 Director. District 12 has councils in Los Banos, Hollister, Castroville, Salinas, Monterey and Greenfield. Andrew has been a member of Salinas LULAC since 2018. He was elected Vice President in 2019. A primary focus has been education. Increasing parent participation, input and language access are some key successes. He has led the effort to bring cities into compliance with the California Voting rights act, currently the city of Greenfield and Monterey are moving towards district elections. Government transparency and accountability are also issues he has worked on.