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P.O. Box 2226, Windsor, CA 95492 ~ 707.837.9577

Latino Service Providers Sonoma County (LSP-SC) was founded in 1989 and formalized in 1991 by Latino leaders to help Latinos in Sonoma County obtain knowledge and access to resources that can enrich lives and help im­prove our communities. It is currently comprised of over 1000 members from a broad spectrum of the Latino community as well as diverse community-based organizations.

LSP-SC consists of an informal group of community individuals agencies uniting to educate and network with others to support the Latino community in health, education, and legal services as well as many other social services available in the County of Sonoma.

The LSP-SC mission is to build a healthier community by serving and strengthening Latino families and children, and reducing disparities related to ethnicity or race within Sonoma County.

Monthly LSP-SC Meetings

LSP-SC Meetings help members collaborate and  create stronger community networks in Sonoma County. Every month a new host agency will highlight their program, services, staff, and location. The host provides meeting space and a light refreshment.  Attendees are given a few minutes to introduce themselves and share announcements from their organization or group and are encouraged to bring educational materials to share. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of the month from 11:30am to 1:00pm. You do not have to be Latino or speak Span­ish to attend. All community members are welcome!

Electronic Newsletter

Weekly electronic newsletters are sent in a timely man­ner to our members. E-newsletters consist of vital infor­mation that is relevant to the Latino community. Announcements include among many others: Employment opportunities, community events, free or low cost educational classes, low cost health and mental health wellness programs. To submit your announcement, event, program, job opening or other information to be included in the E-Newsletter please click here. Collaborations and Partnerships We strive to develop collaborative relationships with Sonoma County’s agencies by participating in their event planning sessions when appropriate, and as time allows. Our goal is to increase cultural competency, and help advocate for Latinos in Sonoma County. LSP-SC partici­pates in a variety of community events and educational programs that serve the Latino population.

Membership

Become a LSP-SC member and receive the Electronic Newsletter and an opportunity to host a LSP-SC meeting.

Los proveedores de Servicios Latinos del Condado de Sonoma (LSP-SC) empezó en el año de 1989 y se formalizó en 1991 por líderes Latinos para ayudarse uno al otro a obtener conocimiento y acceso a los recursos que existen en el condado de Sonoma y que pueden enriquecer las vidas en nuestra comunidad.

Actualmente, este grupo está compuesto por más de 1000 miembros de diversas organizaciones é individuos de la comunidad Latina.

La misión de LSP-SC, es ayudar a construir una comunidad más saludable y reducir las disparidades relacionadas con la etnicidad al servir y fortalecer a las familias y niños Latinos en el Condado de Sonoma.

LSP-SC Reuniones Mensuales

Las reuniones mensuales de LSP-SC ayudan a los miembros a colaborar y crear redes más sólidas en comunidad Latina del condado de Sonoma. Cada mes una nueva organización sirve como anfitrión y tendrá la oportunidad de resaltar su programa, los servicios, el personal y su ubicación. El anfitrión ofrece espacio para la reunión y un almuerzo ligero. Después de la presentación por el anfitrión los miembros presentes tienen unos minutos para presentarse y compartir anuncios de su organización ó grupo y se les sugiere traer materiales educativos para compartir. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo generalmente el último jueves de cada mes de 11:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Usted no tiene que ser Latino ó hablar Español. ¡Todos los miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos! Para más información sobre la próxima reunión haz clic AQUÍ

Boletín Informativo

Los Boletines Electrónicos son escritos en Inglés y son enviados electrónicamente cada semana a nuestros miembros. Los boletines consisten de información valiosa y pertinente a la comunidad Latina. Anuncios incluyen, entre muchos otros: oportunidades de empleo, eventos comunitarios, clases y programas gratuitos ó de bajo costo sobre la educación, salud, inmigración, y la salud mental. Para enviar un anuncio sobre un evento, programa, oportunidad de empleo, entre otros haz clic AQUÍ Para ver el boletín más reciente, haz clic AQUÍ

Colaboraciones y Alianzas

Nos esforzamos por desarrollar relaciones de colaboración con varias agencias del Condado de Sonoma, al participar en las sesiones de planificación de eventos. Nuestro objetivo es aumentar la competencia cultural y ayudar a abogar por los Latinos en el Condado de Sonoma. LSP-SC participa en una variedad de eventos comunitarios y programas educativos que sirven a la comunidad Latina.

Making a difference for you

Our team works hard to deliver the service you depend on.


Wanda Tapia, Executive Director

wanda.tapia@latinoserviceproviders.org

Wanda is a retiree from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) where she served for 29 years. In 2009 she retired from her position of Assistant Interim County Director.

She is Co-founder of Latino Service Providers Sonoma County; conducts outreach for UCCE’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program and 4-H Diversity & Leadership Initiative. She is Coordinator of the Latino Health Forum and Asian Health Forum.

Wanda received the following awards: 1994-Hispanic Person of the Year by the Latino Peace Officers Association, 2003-Spirit of Sonoma Award, 2010-North Bay Leadership Council award for Empowering the Latino Community. She currently serves on Sutter Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board; Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Community & Family Service Agency, YWCA and Sonoma County Fair Board. She is a native of Sonoma County and resides here with her husband Richard. She has 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.


Emilia Carbajal, Workforce Development Specialist

ecarbajal@latinoserviceproviders.org

As Program Coordinator, Emilia is the main point of contact for LSP events and programs and assists Carolina Ahmad  with Workforce Development Programs. Emilia grew up in the city of Bell, CA, where she attended Bell High School. Through the wonderful encouragement of her A.P. Spanish Literature teacher (Mr. James Hooker), she attended and graduated from UCLA in 2005. Emilia ventured on to Empire College of Law, graduating in 2013. With a natural interest in Sociology and Latin American history, and a new LSP team member, Emilia hopes to learn more and contribute to the Sonoma County Latino Community.


Briana Fernandez, Program Coordinator

bfernandez@latinoserviceproviders.org

Briana is an entrepreneur and small business owner who has been an active member of the Sonoma County community through not only being a business owner for the last five years, but also in volunteering for several community events like Catwalk for a Cure, Minis & Martinis, and Dia de los Reyes just to name a few. As a mother of three, she likes to keep the whole family involved in community activities by signing them up for cheer, wrestling, dance, baseball, and football.
Briana has been working with Latino Service Providers as a volunteer and part time employee for a combined total well over 15 years and hopes to continue for many years to come.


Melissa Cerda Marshall, Social Media Volunteer

Melissa is a volunteer with Latino Service Providers. She assists with the monthly newsletter, and keeps Latino Service Providers social media pages up to date with current events. She has been living in the community for over 40 years and has been volunteering with LSP for over five years. In addition to the newsletter, Melissa has coordinated and assisted in projects such as the Latino Health Forum and the Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum.

2016 LSP Board of Directors

Francisco H. Vázquez, Ph.d (President)

Dr. Francisco H. Vázquez is Professor of History of Ideas at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, and Director of the Hutchins Institute for Public Policy Studies and Community Action at Sonoma State University. In this position he oversees the Master’s Program Action for a Viable Future, and various civic engagement research and leadership projects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Action Partnership and the Roseland University Prep High School Advisory Board. Among his publications are: “The Political Economy Of Culture And The Birth Of A Civil Society After NAFTA.” Latino Studies Journal (Winter, 1997); Co-authored with Carlos A. Benito, Ganas y Poder: Civic Engagement among Latino Youth: The Case of Sonoma County, Research Monograph (2003); Civic Engagement of Latino High School Students in Sonoma County: Emerging Themes from Focus Groups, Research Monograph (2003); Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) with a second edition in January 2009.


Steve Thomas, MA (Vice President)

Steve Thomas M.A. is a principal owner in Tickler & Thomas, an organizational development firm specializing in Strategic Planning, Team Building, Business Process Improvement, Executive Coaching and Change Management, and has assisted hundreds of individuals and organizations in maximizing their full potential.



Cruz Cavallo. MA (Secretary)

Cruz has a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California and an MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco.



Jeannie Dulberg

Jeannie Dulberg is the Community Benefit/Community Health Manager for Kaiser Permanente Marin/Sonoma. Jeannie has over 20 years of experience in managing education, non-profit and health programs. She served on the management teams for both Sonoma State University, where she oversaw the Community Counseling Center, and Santa Rosa Junior College, where she launched the Healthcare Workforce Development Program. Additionally, Jeannie was the National Director for the Building Futures Mentoring Program based out of the YMCA of San Francisco. Jeannie has a Masters in Counseling from Sonoma State University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


Che Casul

Algeo "Che" Casul is a 7th generation rancher in Bodega, Ca. He was born and raised on the same ranch as his great great, great, great grandfather who settled in 1850 on his mother's side. He is a first generation Puerto Rican immigrant on his father's. After receiving his BA in History Che started working in public service in 2008 for R House Inc where he quickly became a Team Leader managing several mentors in a group home for dual diagnoses teens. Che began managing vocational rehabilitation programs for individuals experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues in 2012 and in 2013. Mr. Casul received his Master's in Public Administration from Sonoma State University with a focus in nonprofit management. Che started working for Habitat for Humanity in late 2015. He comes to us with strong training in nonprofit management, implementation and evaluation, nonprofit fiscal management and fundraising.


Elaine Pearson, MA

Elaine Pearson has been the Associate Director for the federally funded Migrant Education Program in Region 2 for the past 22 years. The Migrant Education Program provides supplemental services to qualified migrant children, ages 3-21 years old. Elaine received her administrative credential through the bilingual administrator program and her Masters in Educational Administration from CSU, Sacramento.

LSP Awards

May 2009 Resolution

May 2011 Resolution

May 2015 Resolution