Current Staff

Jackie Larson

Executive Director/

Chief Executive Officer

Sherry Almquist

LITC Program Director

Geraldine Cole

LITC Coordinator

Delmy Chang de Trujillo

Community Resource Specialist

Gerardo Fong

Health Educator

George Correa

Health Educator

Abraham Hernandez

Health Promotion Director

Grethel Becerra

Health Educator

Benjamin Bush

Director of Business and Workforce Development

Rosie Gonzalez

Community Health Worker

Olivia Grover

Community Health Worker

Board of Directors

Adriana Trejo-Vital


Adriana started as a volunteer in Centro Hispano in 2006. She volunteered as an English teacher to families around the community and as a youth soccer coach. She has been a member of the board since 2015. She is involved with stopping human trafficking in Utah and is part of the UN Women Utah chapter.

Paul H. Thompson

Vice -Chair

Paul H. Thompson served as president of Weber State University from 1990 to 2002. Paul has been a member of the Centro Hispano Board of Trustees since 2016. He is active in other community organizations including the boards of The Refuge and Utah Valley University. Paul has also been working to increase the availability of affordable housing in Utah County. He served on the faculty of BYU for 17 years and was the president of Weber State University for 12 years.

Wilford Puertas


Wilford Puertas grew up in Northern Peru and has been living in the US for 20 years. He has been married for 18 of those years and has 4 children. Wilford worked in the car retail industry, the airline industry, and currently he is a manager of accounting for Highmark School Development, which is a Charter School Developer. Wilford holds a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Latin American Studies. He loves spending time outdoors with his family, he enjoys sports but he especially has a passion for soccer.