Miguel Barragan, Esq.
Miguel F. Barragan is a business corporate attorney with over 50 years of professional experience in structuring local, regional and national non-profit organizations. His expertise includes corporate Board and staff development, strategic planning, capital campaigns and fund development. Mr. Barragan has held founding Board and/or Executive staff positions for the following organizations: U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee for the Spanish Speaking (San Antonio); National Council of La Raza (Phoenix); Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (San Francisco); National Latino Media Coalition (Denver); and Latino Community Foundation (San Francisco). Mr. Barragan has contributed through volunteer memberships to the United Way of America, the National Council of Foundations, the Independent Sector, World Affairs Council, National Society of Fundraising Executives and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Chris M. Collins
Chris M. Collins has been part of the Mission community since 1982 when he opened Sophia’s Pizzeria at 24th & Mission. He and his wife, Wendy, have proudly lived in zip code 94110 since 1984. Chris became familiar with MNC through their important relationship with Carnaval San Francisco, and joined the MNC Board of Directors in 1994. As a full-time property manager, Mr. Collins is also Chairperson of MNC’s Facilities/Building & Grounds Committee. In addition to his continued participation with Carnaval San Francisco and the International Carnival Cities Federation, he also serves as Treasurer of Mission Merchants Association [Founded 1909] and as a member of the Hall Association for the Mission Masonic Lodge no 169. [Founded 1867]
Beverly Hayon is the President of the MNC Board of Directors. Ms. Hayon also currently serves in a leadership capacity on the San Francisco Ethics Commission. Long active in community affairs, Ms. Hayon has contributed to organizations such as CORO Foundation, San Francisco Friends of the Library, Bay Area Big Sisters and Mayor Feinstein’s Gun Control Task Force in addition to residing as former Chairperson of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. After a varied career in local Bay Area broadcasting, she served as Director of Public Information at San Francisco’s Department of Public Health during the height of the AIDS crisis, and as Director of National Media Relations for Kaiser Permanente.
Zonia Lei is an Assistant Vice President and senior branch manager in Wells Fargo. She joined the company in July of 2008. She is responsible for managing a team of 30 employees and ensuring the success of Mission Ocean Branch. She is also a credit proponent for San Francisco Metro district. Zonia enjoys many ways of giving back to her community; she teaches financial literacy to neighborhood residents, coordinates local fundraisers and has served on the Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Board of Directors for 4 years. She is now in her 2nd year of serving as an executive leader as Board treasurer. Zonia serves on the Latin connection Team Member Network and also serves actively at Wells Fargo Diversity and Inclusion Board in San Francisco. Lei received her B.S Industrial engineering with a minor in finance from Federico Villarreal National University in Lima, Peru as the Class Valedictorian and has attained multiple professional certifications including. Zonia was born in Peru from Chinese parents and that’s how grew up among the Asian culture in a Latin environment. She learnt to speak English, Spanish and Chinese fluently. She enjoys traveling, and learning from different cultures. She is currently living in San Francisco, California with her family.
Maria Rosario Renderos
Maria del Rosario Renderos has been an active member of the Mission community since coming to the Bay Area from her native El Salvador. Ms. Renderos has contributed leadership to Mission Neighborhood Centers since 2008, when she first became a Head Start parent. She served as President of the Head Start District Policy Council for three years thereafter, and has been on the Board of Directors for the past two years. Previously, Ms. Renderos also dedicated herself to Project Shine where she volunteered as an ESL tutor for adults. As the proud mother of three children, Ms. Renderos is also the Parent Founder of the One Purpose Charter School, which is designed for Bay Area children of poverty to get to and graduate from college. Ms. Renderos recently earned her A.A. in Social & Behavioral Sciences from City College San Francisco and is currently studying toward her Bachelors of Science.
Jose A. Rodriguez is currently a Director of Human Resources at Burson-Marsteller and oversees the HR function for the U.S. West Coast. He is based in San Francisco and splits his time between SF and LA. Jose is also the HR Business Partner for two B-M PR Practices – Nof9 and US Technology. Jose has extensive experience as an HR Business Partner. Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Jose brought leadership and direction to Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. by developing and implementing end-to-end HR programs and services. Jose also served as a Sr. HR Business Partner at Logitech, Inc. and was responsible for providing HR partnership to two global business groups. In addition, Jose was a Sr. HR Business Partner at Gap, Inc., supporting the Corporate Legal Department and the Global Real Estate Department. At Gap, Inc. he also spent four years leading the HR function for Gap Brand in Texas. Earlier in his career, Jose was an HR Business Partner at Hewlett-Packard and was responsible for supporting HP Services in Latin America. Jose earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing at the University of Puerto Rico. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. In addition, he holds a Strategic HR Certificate from Cornell University.
Liliana Canero-Rossi, Ph.D.
Liliana Rossi is a Program Director at Catholic Charities SF. She joined Catholic Charities in 1983 as the Program Coordinator of what was then called the Mission Recreation Project. For 26 years, she was the Program Director at Mission Day Care, a program she founded that was the pre-curser of Maureen & Craig Sullivan Youth Services where she currently focuses on child development. As an experienced family therapist, Liliana also maintains a private practice. She has been a Board Member at MNC for 20 years, where she utilizes her expertise in Child Development to support the mission and vision of MNC. She has an MA in Psychology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina and a Ph.D. from Stanford University where she graduated with honors.
Gladys Sandlin is the former Executive Director of the Mission Neighborhood Health Center. Before assuming the directorship, Ms. Sandlin was Social Service Director and Public Relations Coordinator for Mission Neighborhood Health Center. In 1980, she was appointed to the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women by Mayor Dianne Feinstein. From 1977 to 1980, Ms. Sandlin worked with the Perinatal Health Project of the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital. From 1974 to 1977, Ms. Sandlin was de Program Coordinator for the Educational Unit of the American Cancer Society of San Francisco in the Mission District. Ms. Sandlin was a founding member and past chair of the San Francisco Perinatal Forum and Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. She is an emeritus member of the California Primary Care Association, Board of Directors. She was President of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and of the San Francisco-San Mateo American Lung Association; a current member of the Mission Neighborhood Centers Board of Directors. She participated in the first National Health Care Reform Committee. Ms. Sandlin advocates unceasingly for the health care rights of Latinos, locally and nationally. Through her active participation in numerous health organizations, she ensures that the particular health and socioeconomic issues affecting the Spanish speaking population are understood and that resources are allocated to the Latino community. In 1998, Ms. Sandlin was presented with the State of California Legislature “Women of the Year” award, in recognition for her outstanding service and dedication to the people of the State of California.