Cultivating a better tomorrow

Board of Directors


Raquel Gonzalez
Chair
President for the Silicon Valley Market, Bank of America

Raquel González is Bank of America’s President for the Silicon Valley Market. In addition, González, serves as the Bank’s Executive for the Western States Region. In her role as Market President, González is the company’s senior executive, responsible for coordinating operations of all the bank’s lines of business, serving area customers, and overseeing community development and philanthropic initiatives. A very active member in the community, González serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. She has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 100 Women of Influence and by the Mexican American Community Services Agency (MACSA) as one of the Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley.



Anna Dapelo-Garcia
Board Vice Chair
Inclusion, Diversity and Health Equity Leader, Stanford Health Care

Anna Dapelo-Garcia is a health care executive at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. In 2013 she was named as a Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence and also graduated from the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute program. In 2017, she was named as the Woman of the Year by the Women’s Health Care Executives. She also served as a State Commissioner with the California State Senate for Cost Control in State Government.  In 2015, she became the Founder of Lean In Latinas and was appointed as a Regional Program Leader by LeanIn.Org. Anna was featured in The New York Times for her role in creating Lean In Latinas, now a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  In 2018, she received a Top Latino Leaders Award by the National Diversity Council in Los Angeles and was also appointed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to the Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. In March 2019, she was chosen by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for a Latino Leadership award. Anna has also been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio (NPR).



Sergio Retamal
Second Vice Chair
President and Founder, Global4PL SCM Software and Execution

Sergio Retamal is President and Founder of Global4PL, a company that offers legal services, software development, Customs Brokerage and International Trade Services. Sergio’s professional experience includes management in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Mr. Retamal holds a master’s degree in change management from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and an MBA from California State University, Northridge. He also holds a bachelor of science in international business from California State University.




Steven Martinez
Board Treasurer
Bank of the West, Regional Manager

Steven Martinez is Senior Vice President and Business Banking Regional Manager with Bank of the West. In his role as Regional Manager, his team of Relationship Managers is responsible for meeting the financial needs of business clients in the San Francisco Bay area. He has worked for U.S. Bank as District Manager in the Silicon Valley and for Citibank in their Commercial Banking and Business Banking groups, both in New York and California. Steve developed, led, and presented the "Access to Capital" segment with Silicon Valley SCORE at their monthly "Business Essentials" workshop. As an active member in the community, Steve also serves on the Board of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and the Advisory Board of Working Solutions. Additional volunteer activities have included working with Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, Second Harvest, TeenForce, Habitat for Humanity, and Pride Parade. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.



Oriana Branon
Board Member
Director of Community and Public Relations of the Bay Area, Alaska Airlines

Oriana Branon has over a decade of communications experience across public policy, technology and airline industry sectors. In her role as the Director of Community and Public Relations for Alaska Airlines in the Bay Area, she is responsible for the company’s local community relations programs, focusing on education, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. Oriana also drives Alaska Airlines’ communications strategy and media visibility, working to increase the positive public perception and brand awareness of the company among customers and influencers in the Bay Area. Passionate about telling stories and building brands, Oriana writes personal pieces on the side for women and parenthood publications, and her work being picked up in The Los Angeles Times. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Communications and Sociology, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.



Francesca de Quesada Covey
Board Member
Head of Business Platform Scaled Partnerships, Facebook

Francesca leads partnerships and operations for blockchain at Facebook. She serves as a company spokesman for latinx media in the US and throughout Latin America. Francesca was recognized in The Alumni Society’s Class of 2018 as trailblazer for her work building products to increase economic opportunity in underserved communities. 
Previously, Francesca was Head of Scaled Business Platform based in Menlo Park, CA and was Head of Platform Partnerships for Latin America. In both roles, she focused on developing new business opportunities for Facebook and it's users. Before joining Facebook, Francesca served as Deputy Counselor for Strategic Engagement to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Francesca worked in finance and strategic communications. Francesca has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in Political Science and French and a master’s degree from Sciences-Po, Paris in International Business and Strategy. Francesca is a Young Professional board member of the Cuba Study Group, a non-profit organization aiming to facilitate change, help empower individuals and promote civil society development in Cuba.



Isaura S. Gaeta
Board Member
Vice President, Platform Engineering Group General Manager, Intel Corporation

Isaura S. Gaeta is vice president and general manager of systems engineering in the Platform Engineering Group (PEG) at Intel Corporation. She leads the team responsible for optimizing overall workflow to improve engineering efficiency and effectiveness, with a focus on improvements in execution capacity, quality management systems, risk and controls, and operational excellence.  A 30-year veteran of Intel, Gaeta has managed product development engineering and operations teams in the global engineering organization since 2013.  Gaeta spent the first two decades of her Intel career managing the development of various semiconductor processing technologies. Earlier roles also include managing education and employee volunteer programs in Intel’s corporate affairs organization. She joined Intel in 1984 after starting her career at Fairchild Semiconductor. Gaeta holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She is a founding board member of Intel’s Network of Executive Women for the Latin America region and a former chair of Intel’s Hispanic Leadership Council. Outside of Intel, she previously served on the board of Women in Engineering Proactive Network and the advisory board for El Centro Chicano at Stanford. The Hispanic IT Executive Council has recognized her three times on its annual list of the top 100 Hispanic professionals in the IT industry.



Ray Montalvo
Board Member
Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services, GoPro

Ray Montalvo has nearly 25 years of experience in the corporate real estate and workplace services sector and is currently Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services at GoPro. In this role, Ray oversees GoPro’s global real estate portfolio and the workplace operations team, providing services and amenities to the company’s offices around the world. Ray’s passion in developing GoPro’s culture and manifesting the brand through the workplace environment has resulted in internationally-recognized innovative and inclusive company office locations around the world. Prior to GoPro, Ray served in Director roles in real estate and corporate services at numerous Silicon Valley companies, including Walmart eCommerce, Shutterfly and Electronic Arts from 2005 to 2015. Ray had an early start in Silicon Valley in 1991 – working for an electronic component distributor before starting with his family’s bakery & café business, Le Boulanger, in 1995. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Santa Clara University and is a San Francisco Bay Area native, currently living in Los Altos with his wife and two daughters.



Beatriz Medina Pratt
Board Member
Program Lead- Infrastructure Diversity, Facebook

Beatriz is a program lead in the Infrastructure business unit at Facebook. Ms. Pratt is responsible for driving diversity programs focused on increasing the number of women in technology roles within Facebook’s Infrastructure team which builds and maintains Facebook’s global physical and network infrastructure. Before joining Facebook, she held various roles in talent management, professional services and program management at Cisco Systems during her 15-year tenure. Prior to Cisco, she held sales and operations positions at Linksys Group and Kingston Technology. As Co-President of Conexión, Cisco’s Latino Employee Resource Organization (ERO), she managed the strategic direction of a global 1100-member team. Under her leadership, Conexión was recognized for developing programs aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  Beatriz is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned her B.S. in Human Services from California State University Fullerton. A native of Southern California, she currently resides in the Bay Area.




Stuardo Robles
Board Member
Strategic Marketing Senior Director - Applied Materials Inc.

Stuardo Robles re-joined Applied Materials Santa Clara as Strategic Marketing Senior Director for the Transistor and Interconnect Products Group in October 2016.  Previously, he worked for Ilika Technologies (2010-2016) as the Americas Business Development Director focused on the sales and marketing of high-throughput materials discovery services for the energy, electronics, and aerospace sectors.  Prior to Ilika, Mr. Robles had a twenty-one year career at Applied Materials. While at Applied Materials, he held various senior positions in marketing, business development, R&D, and engineering.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and is a graduate of the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program.  Mr. Robles has presented and published papers on various types of semiconductor processes, edited manuscripts for respected industry journals, been granted 13 US patents, and collaborated and volunteered his time with the Licensing Executive Society (LES), AYSO, and  local schools.



Reed Hastings
Advisor
Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix

Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997.Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, Dreambox Learning, KIPP, and Pahara. Reed is also a board member of Facebook, and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007 to 2012. Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland. Reed is married with two children.



Ivonne Montes de Oca
Board Member Emeritus
The Pinnacle Company, President and founder of The Pinnacle Company

Ivonne began her career as a journalist and founded The Pinnacle Company in October 1991. Starting in 1999, she led the effort to join the Hispanic Charity Ball's committee members — who until then had been an independent group of volunteers — with the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The transition and integration into one entity took about two and a half years, and resulted in a successful fusion of the group's vision and mission. In 2008, Ivonne was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Silicon Valley Chapter as a Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser for her successful efforts on behalf of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Her community involvement includes serving as a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum (Class IX), past president and founding member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and as an active member of the Rotary Club of San José.