Junta Directiva/ Board of Directors

Don Jarvis

Don has been a member of the Centro Hispano Board of Trustees since 2010 and now serves as its vice-president. He is also Chair of the Provo City Sustainability & Natural Resources Committee, a member of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Clean Air Task Force, and past President of Provo Rotary Club. He and his wife Janelle have supervised teachers of English as a Second Language for Provo City School District. Don earned a B.A. in Russian at Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. at Ohio State University. Until retiring in 2004, he taught Russian at BYU where he directed North America’s largest university Slavic language program, general education, the Faculty Center, and the Foreign Language House program. He is an avid gardener and grandparent.

Yudi Lewis

Yudi Lewis has over 25 years of experience working in higher education. She has completed two bachelor of science degrees in business management and behavioral science (psychology emphasis) from Utah Valley University. She has earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department.  

Sergio Martinez

Sergio is an extraordinary partnerships builder and communicator. He is passionate about strengthening relationships and providing the best experience for customers. Sergio graduated from BYU Provo with a degree of International Relations in 2006. His ability to interact with diverse communities and gain acceptance has enabled him to serve in the Hispanic Latino Advisory Council of Jon Huntsman Jr. Recently, Governor Herbert has appointed him to the Board of Juvenile Justice Services. Sergio is a pioneer, who currently resides in Lehi and has lived in Utah county since 2004. He is married and a father of 4 children. To relax, he finishes Ironman races; most recently, Ironman Boulder 2018. 

Antonella Packard

Antonella Packard has served in Senior Management capacities for various international companies, among them Fortune 500 corporations. Her professional background covers a number of industries, from Banking, Construction, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, and Healthcare. She presently owns a medical device and building materials company.  Ms. Packard has a B.S. in Business and holds a Masters of Business Administration.

Wilford Puertas

Wilford Puertas grew up in Northern Peru and has been living in the US for the last 20 years. He has been married for 18 years and has 4 children. Wilford has worked for 10 years in the car retail industry, 7 years in 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. He spent 2 years on a service mission in Peru and is currently serving as an ecclesiastical leader in his church. Wilford tries to always be a positive influence to his peers and find the good in all things.

Paul H. Thompson

Paul H. Thompson served as president of Weber State University from 1990 to 2002.   

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.