Executive Board

The CCNMA Executive Board consists of President, Vice President, Financial Officer & Secretary.

  • Laurie Ochoa

    Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Los Angeles Times...See full bio

  • Nathalie Vera

    Nathalie Vera

    Nathalie Vera is a bilingual multimedia journalist at KCOY 12, the CBS affiliate in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Nathalie has also worked for the Univision affiliate on the Central Coast. …...See full bio

  • Yvette Cabrera

    Yvette Cabrera is a senior staff writer covering environmental justice for Grist. Working at the intersection of criminal justice, immigration and environmental health she examines the impact of systemic issues, such as…...See full bio

  • Joe Rodriguez

    Joe Rodriguez

    Rodriguez was a columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, an editorial writer at the Hartford Courant and reporter for the Riverside Press-Enterprise and Modesto Bee. He is a past…...See full bio

CCNMA Board of Directors

The 2017 CCNMA NAHJ Board of Directors is comprised of six members.

  • Justino Águila
  • Jacqueline Garcia
  • Mariel Garza
    • Robert Lopez
    • Vanessa Martínez
    • Luz Villarreal
    • Executive Director

      • Mekahlo Medina
      • Justino Águila

        Justino Águila specializes in profiles, features, and breaking arts & entertainment news stories. He’s written for Billboard, L.A. Times, produced entertainment news at CBS and has provided commentary as a Latin music critic…...See full bio

      • Luz Villarreal

        Luz Villarreal is a product of CCNMA. In high school, she attended the organization’s Urban Journalism Workshop at Cal State Northridge. She received CCNMA scholarships in college. She spent her first year working…...See full bio

      • Jacqueline Garcia

        Jacqueline Garcia

        Jacqueline Garcia is a Los Angeles-based journalist with over ten years of experience covering a myriad of issues ranging from immigration and politics, to health and education. A vast majority…...See full bio

      • Mariel Garza

        Mariel Garza is an editorial writer at the Los Angeles Times. Garza has been writing editorials and columns about state and L.A. politics for more than a decade. Before joining…...See full bio

      • Robert Lopez

        Robert Lopez

        Robert Lopez is the associate vice president for communications and public affairs at Cal State LA. Previously, he was an investigative journalist at the Los Angeles Times. He was part…...See full bio

      • Vanessa Martínez

        Vanessa Martínez is a data and graphics journalist at the Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining The Times, she worked at the Seattle Times and the Southern California News Group.…...See full bio

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