Who We Are

The staff of Instituto Familiar de la Raza includes more than 80 bilingual/bicultural clinicians, case managers, outreach workers, interns, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health specialists and administrative staff. Many of our staff members come from the communities and schools that we serve and reflect the values, beliefs and practices of the diverse Latino community. This is our community, and we are dedicated to changing people’s lives, every day.


  • Tyrone2

    Board President

    Tyrone Navarro

  • Santiago Ruiz

    Santiago Ruiz

  • Natalia Lopez-Whitaker

  • Lupe

    Board Vice President

    Lupe Avila

  • Whitney2

    Whitney Caruso

  • Secretary

    Kit Barron

  • karlacastillo

    Karla Castillo


  • garcia

    Executive Director

    Estela Garcia

  • walteros

    Associate Director

    German Walteros

  • Hernandez

    Casa Corazón Director

    Berta Hernandez

  • coe

    Early Intervention Director

    Cassandra Coe

  • ng

    Fiscal Director

    Benny Ng

  • Rafa4

    Sí a la Vida Director

    Rafael Velazquez

  • jesus

    La Cultura Cura Youth Director

    Jesus Yanez

  • Esperanza

    Development & Communications Director

    Esperanza Macias

  • Ana

    Human Resources Manager

    Ana Varinia Esquivel

  • Carlos D

    La Clínica Director

    Carlos Disdier

  • Julia

    Indigena Health & Wellness Director

    Julia Orellana

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