Mission

Mission Statement

Corazón Healdsburg is a mission-driven human-rights organization that believes in human dignity and human rights. As Aristotle has been telling us for more than two thousand years, justice is only achieved when we have equality. According to him “There is nothing so unequal as the equal treatment of unequals.” People should be treated equitably and ethically, given their individual needs and circumstances, and the differences between people should be recognized and valued, not diminished. Our community is not demanding too much. We just want a compassionate and just community.

For this reason, through our participatory process, we decided that Our mission is to build a compassionate and just community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices, and uniting people to celebrate diversity.

Staff

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Marcy Flores

Interim Executive Director
Marcy specializes in supporting the youngest of our clients (and their families!) and oversees our academic development initiatives. These include our prenatal education and support program, infant and toddler early childhood education, Libros y Raíces early literacy program, the Kinder2College Fund, after-school programs, and FirstGen College Counseling. Before joining our team, Marcy worked for various Sonoma County school districts, served on the Hispanic Chamber Young Professionals Committee, and taught ballet folklórico classes. Marcy was born and raised in Geyserville and studied Chicano and Latino Studies and Early Childhood Education at Sonoma State University.
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Alexis Jamaica

AmeriCorps VIP Fellow
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Alexis Jamaica is an AmeriCorps VIP fellow at Corazón. She supports the organization in the recruitment and retention of volunteers who will create a lasting impact in the Healdsburg community. Alexis is originally from Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys journaling, poetry, photography, and baking.
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Ana Gouveia

Team Lead, Family Resource Center
Ana leads Corazón Healdsburg’s Family Resource Center. She first came to Corazón through a partnership with the Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative to run mind-body resiliency groups with staff. She is a community health worker with more than 10 years of work experience in nonprofits. She is passionate about supporting individuals as they access resources and healing. Born and raised in Brazil, she is trilingual and loves to learn new languages.
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Ana Ruiz

Data Systems Coordinator
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Through her role as our data systems coordinator, Ana works to ensure the integrity of Corazón’s data and to support the administration of the organization's Salesforce database. She is a first-generation immigrant raised in Healdsburg and was inspired to serve her community with her passion for data after taking ethnic studies courses as a student at Sonoma State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in American Multicultural Studies.
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Angela Guzman

Childcare Associate
Angela is originally from a small village in Guanajuato, Mexico. She has lived in Geyserville since 2010. She’s happily married and has an 8-year-old son. She enjoys crafting and sewing. She enjoys working with children because it gives her the opportunity to learn from all their different stages and ages. This kind of work requires a lot of patience, she says, and the desire to support families and children.
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Bianca Calderón

College and Career Prep Program Manager
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Bianca leads Corazon’s Healdsburg’s College and Career Preparation program. She came to Corazón after eight years as a pre-admissions counselor at Sonoma State University, where she helped increase enrollment of a more diverse student body that included low-income, first-generation and ethnically diverse students. Bianca is a first-generation American, and she has a master's degree from Sonoma State in education and a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice studies from the same school.
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Caroline Rodriguez Gonzalez

Early Childhood Development Coordinator
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Caroline is expanding our early childhood development programs and services to support the academic development of children from prenatal through five years of age. She joined Corazón with 14 years of experience working for several different nonprofit organizations in Sonoma County supporting parents by coaching them through the most important years of child development. Her own son inspires her dream that all children grow up in strong families with unconditional love. Caroline grew up in Healdsburg, and has a degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She is currently studying to complete her bachelor’s degree in sociology.
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Cristal López Pardo

Community Advocacy Coorindator
Cristal works to elevate and amplify the Latin-American voice and to transform this voice into actions aimed to change racist customs and adversarial policies in our community. She was raised in Healdsburg, and has nearly a decade of work experience in social justice activism and serving the local community. Cristal is a trustee for the Healdsburg Unified School District and the creator of the “Que Pasa en Healdsburg?” Facebook group. Cristal has two bachelor’s degrees from Sonoma State University—one in sociology and another in Chicane Latine Studies.
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Diego Armando González Guzmán

Education Outreach Coordinator
Diego leads our adult education program, as well as our Kinder2College and Libros y Raíces program. He is a familiar face to many, after coaching soccer in Sonoma County for 10 years and working at Parkpoint Health Club before joining the Corazón staff in 2020. Diego was born in Uriangato Guanajuato, Mexico, and has lived in the US since the age of 5. He is currently studying English literature and philosophy at San Francisco State University.
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Erica Gutierrez

Manager of Community Engagement
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Erica coordinates our volunteer corps, supporting community members as they work together to achieve our mission and forge new relationships with each other. She started out with Corazón as a volunteer herself, and managed our Free Store after the Kincade Fire in 2019. It was in this role that she discovered her passion for serving the community. Erica was born in Willits and grew up splitting time between Northern California and Tepatitlán de Morelos in Jalisco, where she attended high school. She has six children and currently lives in Healdsburg.
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Holly Fox

Communications Specialist
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Holly loves telling true stories about incredible people driving powerful changes in our community. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Jacque Reid

Human Resources Generalist
The Human Resource Generalist's role is to support the goals of Corazón by providing services that promote a positive working environment and our organizational values. Jacque has lived in Sonoma County for 25 years. She earned her bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University in sociology with a minor in early childhood development. She also received her Advanced Human Resource Certificate from Sonoma State University. Jacque has worked in human resources for five years. Previous to working in human resources, Jacque worked 12 years in crisis intervention with the YWCA of Sonoma County and as the Navigator for the Family Justice Center Sonoma County.
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Monica Figueroa

Family Advisor
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Nallely Ramírez-López

Family Advisor
Nallely is a first-generation Oaxaqueña who was born and raised in Sonoma County. She understands the importance of community initiatives that are community-centered, identity conscious, and culturally responsive. She earned her B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently, she is completing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Francisco.
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Sandra Jojoa

Childcare Provider
Sandra is originally from Colombia. She’s married and has three children and one grandchild. Ever since she can remember, she has felt a deep and innate love for children, who she considers her little teachers. Sanda studies early childhood development at the Santa Rosa Junior College and has worked with children for almost 20 years.
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Sherie Gradov

Controller
Sherie has the overall responsibility for controllership, financial reporting activities, operations and compliance for the organization. Sherie has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and 12 years’ of experience specializing in nonprofit accounting. She has overseen companies with revenues ranging from $3 million to $32 million. Sherie has served local community groups in Sonoma County and has been an avid advocate for our community’s underserved, justice for social structures and equality since her youth. She was a BA in Business Management and Accounting from Heald Business College.
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Tori Correll

Grant Writing & Strategy
Tori Correll, CFRE, is a grant strategist with 16 years of experience helping nonprofits like Corazon Healdsburg achieve their missions. She has helped nonprofits working in social services and education raise more than $30 million in private grant dollars. Tori earned her graduate degree in Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University and her undergraduate degree in English from the University of North Texas. She lives in Dallas with her spouse, Mike, and far too many cats.
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