Ron is the President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Gonzales has over 35 years of technology and public policy experience. Prior to leading the Hispanic Foundation, Gonzales was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presencia, LLC. Presencia, LLC provides marketing and sales consulting services in the government, education, enterprise and SMB markets. He also served as Mayor of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley and the nation’s 10th largest city from 1999-2006. His achievements included nationally recognized initiatives that strengthened neighborhoods, improved public education, and ensured the economic vitality of the city with high quality public services and effective solutions to affordable housing and regional transportation projects. Before his election as Mayor, Gonzales worked as an executive with the Hewlett-Packard Company, in the areas of marketing, human resources, and corporate philanthropy. Gonzales served for eight years (1989-1996) on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. As a two-time mayor and member of the Sunnyvale City Council (1979-87), Gonzales helped initiate governmental efficiency measures that were recognized in the best-selling book Reinventing Government. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame de Namur University, KIPP Bay Area Schools, and Save The Bay. He is married to Guisselle Nuñez and they live in downtown San Jose.
Dave joined the HFSV in 2011 through the Encore Fellowship Program after completing a sales and marketing career (39 years) at IBM. Dave has been the Program Manager of our education programs and initiatives to eliminate the Latino education gap. He coordinated our efforts to launch a Parent Education Academy. Currently, Dave focuses on HFSV’s fundraising and pursuing corporate / foundation grants that match with our mission and programs.
Lisa Anna Dominguez joined the HFSV as the Education Programs Manager. She assumed this role after serving as an Outreach Manager for Scout from University of California. She is a first-generation graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz where she majored in Politics with an emphasis in Political Theory. She is a member of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley and a Senior Fellow Graduate from the Latino Board Leadership Academy Class IX. Lisa also is a dance instructor/choreographer for a local dance studio in Sunnyvale.
Margarita joined the HFSV in 2010. She is involved in several key areas. In addition, she works closely with the CEO in taking care of day to day operations relating to finances and program management. Furthermore, she helps prepare and coordinate the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA) and the annual Hispanic Foundation Ball (HFB).
Martha joined HFSV as the Program Coordinator for the Family College Success Center, a program that provides college aspiring students, and their parents, access to college information, advice, guidance, workshops, and online resources. Her role is to facilitate the program execution and to support our continued outreach and growth in the community. Martha brings us a wealth of experience from the healthcare sector and food and beverage industry. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from San Jose State University and is excited to embark on this journey with HFSV to help make a difference within the Latino community.