olga_talamante Patricia Diaz
Executive Director

Patricia (Patty) Diaz is a second-generation immigrant born and raised in the Salinas valley. With 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Patricia has worked in the areas of leadership, fundraising, management, policy advocacy, community building and direct services for Latino and immigrant families. She served ten years as the Executive Director of Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network ( SIREN ) in San Jose. Under her leadership, she brought the organization financial growth, reorganized its program priorities, and partnered with key statewide and national partners that led to victories for immigrants and their families

Prior to SIREN, Patricia worked in the areas of policy development, advocacy, research, and campaign development at the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, the National Council of La Raza, and a policy consulting firm in Sacramento. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and her MSW with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration at the California State University of Sacramento.


Alicia Orozco Alicia Orozco
Manager, Administration & Special Projects
Chicana Latina Foundation

Driven by a deep sense of compassion and justice, Alicia Orozco has dedicated her life to serving the disenfranchised. As a single mother of two, she worked hard to provide for her family while continuing to be active in community organizing.

After a year of volunteering at the Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF), Alicia was hooked. She joined the staff as Project Coordinator of CLF’s Broadband Awareness and Adoption Project in 2010 to ensure that low-income communities had access to computers and internet connection. She led the “Internet for All” CLF team that provided digital literacy to the community and connected over 1,500 families to the internet.

Today, as Manager of Administration and Special Projects, Alicia uses her decades of experience in office/project management and community organizing to manage the administrative and accounting functions of CLF. She also provides executive assistance to the Executive Director, coordinates the growing pool of volunteers and plays a key role in the fundraising components of the organization, including the annual dinner, CLF’s main fundraising event.

Prior to joining CLF, Alicia held positions in both the public and private sectors, including the California State Legislature and Business Design Associates, a management consulting firm where she worked with dignitaries from Latin America and Europe.

Alicia is a sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. She resides in South San Francisco, California and loves to read, garden, knit, dance (after all she is Cuban). More than anything, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughters and family. She is proud to be part of CLF and contribute to its mission to empower Latinas.


Stephanie Segovia Stephanie Segovia
Program Director

Stephanie (Steph) Segovia is the Program Director for Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF). She directs and coordinates the CLF Scholarship process, Leadership Institute, and the CLF Alumnae Association. Steph identifies as Salvadoran-America. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, but grew up in San Salvador, El Salvador until the age of 13 when she moved to a small farming town in the Central Valley, Firebaugh, CA. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Chicano and Latinos Studies from Sonoma State University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco. Steph is a mentor for young Latinx college students and helps them gain skills and knowledge to succeed in higher education institutions.

In addition, she has conducted research studies on the experiences of Latinx students in higher education institutions, the support that the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has offered to marginalized college students, in particular Latinx students. Her most recent research study looks at the impact that the work of Undocumented Student Support Centers and Programs has had on improving the college experience of Undocumented students in the state of California. Steph’s past work experience includes being a High School Advisor for the Migrant Program in Sonoma County, Program Coordinator for the Tutorial Center at Sonoma State, and Workshop Instructor for the Summer Bridge Program at UC Berkeley. Steph hopes to use her educational and professional background to continue supporting CLF Scholarship awardees and alumnae to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.

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