IN MEMORIAM: A TRIBUTE TO OUR BELOVED BOARD MEMBER

In 2004, Victor R. Garza joined Southwest Key’s Board of Directors and continued to serve for 20 years. As a board member and as the Board Chair for Southwest Key Programs, Victor played a crucial leadership role in the support of unaccompanied children and provided guidance to everyone at Southwest Key at all levels, including the CEO. His steadfast support of Southwest Key Programs was a testament to his lifelong commitment to helping those in need and advocating for vulnerable populations.

OUR LEADERSHIP STAFF

Southwest Key is proud to be one of the most diverse nonprofits in the country. As a minority-led organization known for its cultural competency, we strive to represent the various groups we serve in our leadership team.

DR. ANSELMO VILLARREAL

President & Chief Executive Officer

MARISOL CERVERA

Chief Program Officer of Immigrant Children Services

CHRISTINA CANTU

Chief of Staff

JOELLA L. BROOKS

Chief Operations & Programs Officer

CHIRAG SHAH

Chief Digital Officer

ANAIS BIERA MIRACLE

Chief Communications Officer

ENRIQUE VARELA

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

DR. JOSÉ A. VELÁZQUEZ

Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

STEVE BECKMAN

Chief Financial & Audit Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Southwest Key’s Board of Directors represent a range of skill sets and areas of expertise. As a national board, members represent the geographically diverse locations in which Southwest Key operates. Board members meet quarterly and are responsible for setting agency policies, providing financial oversight and guidance, and setting the direction for growth.

 

GEORGE KYPUROS

Interim Board Chair

CELINA ECHAZARRETA

Board Vice Chair

JUAN RUIZ

Board Treasurer

CATALINA GRACIA

Board Secretary

ROSA SANTIS

Board Member

EDGARDO OCASIO

Board Member

MELISSA GARCIA

Board Member