Current Staff

Jackie Larson

Executive Director/

Chief Executive Officer

Abraham Hernandez

Chief Communications Officer

Sherry Almquist

LITC Program Director

Delmy Chang de Trujillo

Community Resources Director

Gerardo Fong

Health Promotion Department Director

Benjamin Bush

Chief Innovations Officer

Geraldine Cole

LITC Coordinator

Grethel Becerra

Health Educator

George Correa

Health Educator/

Community Health worker

Rosie Gonzalez

Community Health Worker

Sueyzen Fong

Health Educator

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.

Gabe Villamizar

Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah (Silicon Slopes) Gabe Villamizar is currently the Director of Marketing at Lucid Software (makers of Lucidchart & Lucidspark), the visual collaboration platform with over 40 million individual customers/users in 180 countries. Gabe has been recognized as a marketing and sales thought leader by LinkedIn, Forbes, Forrester, and Salesforce.

Gabriel Villamizar's LinkedIn Learning courses (Social Selling with LinkedIn, Social Media SEO, and Social Selling with Twitter) have been viewed by 100,000+ sales and marketing professionals worldwide. Whenever Gabe isn't tweeting (@GabeVillamizar), he's most likely spending time with his fam, making arepas, flying his drone, or cooking on his Traeger grill.

Junior Clark

Junior is the VP of Strategy and Product at LeaderFactor, a global assessment and training company that works with organizations to measure and improve psychological safety.

He leads the team that has built which is now used globally by dozens of the Fortune 1000 including Amazon, Meta, Google, Nestle, VMware, Coca-Cola, and The World Bank. He believes in the creative and destructive powers of technology and is devoted to the institutional mission to "Influence the world for good at scale."

Junior holds a BS in Management Strategy from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business where he served as program president. He has lived in England, the United States, Ecuador, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and two daughters.

Claudia Barillas

Claudia grew up in Los Angeles, CA after her family emigrated from Michoacán, Mexico. She is a first generation college graduate from Cal State LA with a BA in Social Work with an emphasis in child abuse and family violence. Claudia has worked in a variety of settings within the social work field over the years and currently leads the Student and Family Advocates in the Provo City School District, a sub-department of Student Services which focuses on working with migrant, refugee, immigrant and at-risk youth and families.

Claudia is also the director of Ella Rises, a non profit organization that supports young Latinas by providing enriching opportunities in the areas of Art, Music, STEM and Mental Health with a strong focus on cultural reconnection. She loves to dedicate her time and energy to folkloric dance, camping and spending time with her husband and two kids.