Meet the Board
Explore the passions that drive the organization, some think they have special super powers, we tend to look at it as a deep community commitment.
Cesar Lagleva
Board President

A native of the Philippines, Cesar is a long-time resident of Marin County who immigrated to the United States at age 10. He and his family settled in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael during his formative years up until his young adult years. Cesar works for the Marin County’s Health and Human Services Department as an Ethnic Services and Training Manager. His education and 28 year career in Social Work includes providing direct behavioral health care to low income residents , organizational and program management and leadership, community organizing and multicultural education. He is a proud father of four and grandfather to his 5-year old grandson.

Laurie O’Hara

Board Vice President

Laurie is the founder and CEO of Olita Inc, an eco-friendly skincare company for the outdoors. Prior to going full time at her own business, she was the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Working Solutions for nearly seven years. She holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management and a BA from the University of Colorado. The VP of MCM’s Board, Laurie also serves on the boards of the Marin County Childcare Council and Downtown Streets Team of Marin. Laurie lives in Marin County with her husband and four children.

Larkin Sealy

Secretary

A native of San Francisco and current resident of Marin County, Larkin has well over a decade of experience in providing youth and family services, both as a direct care provider and as an administrator. She has worked with Seneca Family of Agencies since 2009 and is currently the Programs Director for Seneca in Marin county, which provides an array of intensive services for youth and families navigating the foster care, juvenile justice, and special education systems. When Larkin isn’t engaging in ways to contribute to and participate in the Marin community, she’s spending time with her partner and small daughter and getting into the ocean as much as possible.

Lisa Bennett

Treasurer

Lisa has lived in Marin for 22 years. She is a CPA and is an owner of Driver’s Market, a small organic market which is a hub of the Sausalito community. She cares deeply for for racial and social justice, and has taken up the cause in Marin. She holds leadership/founder positions in many grassroots organizations (Indivisible Sausalito, SURJ Marin, People Power, Marin Leaders Network, and United Marin Rising) and is a Legal Observer in the Marin Rapid Response Network. She is a founder of a resident-led Law Enforcement Task Force in Marin, focusing on identifying strategic levers to influence criminal justice in the county.  She has recently joined the ICE Out of Marin coalition as its co-chair.

Luis Olivera

Board Member

Luis is a first-generation college student who grew up in Firebaugh, CA. Luis is currently a Bilingual Social Services worker for Marin County Aging and Adult Services, a member of the Cultural Competency Advisory Board for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services,and a Bargaining Unit 10 Director for Marin Association of Public Employees. Prior to working for the County of Marin, Luis worked for theMulticultural Center of Marin in partnership with Marin County Community School as a Peer supervisor working alongside teenage at-risk youth.

Judith Brown
Board Member

Judith is currently a Financial Services Professional of WFG. Prior to joining WFG, she had her own accounting services providing individual, corporate, partnership and nonprofit income tax returns. Her mission is to help her clients build a better financial future and to share the business opportunities WFG offers. There are two primary ways she hopes to assist: by helping clients reach their personal financial goals and by helping them build a rewarding business as a financial professional.

Homer Hall
Board Member
Homer graduated from Tam High School in 1980 and soon after attended Laney College in Oakland. He has lived in Marin County for over 60 years and currently resides in Marin City. He is involved in his community as the Boxing Coach for the Marin City Boxing Club and Canal Friday Night Boxing Club. Currently, he is the Public Housing Commissioner and Behavioral Health Counselor as an independent Contractor.
Ruben Hernandez
Board Member

Ruben grew up in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael after his family immigrated from Mexico when he was a minor. Growing up and establishing a home in the largest community of immigrants in Marin County gave Ruben the drive to advocate for social, economic and criminal justice for all, especially in minority and immigrant communities. Ruben is also passionate about conservation, sustainable practices and climate justice! His passion towards environmental stewardship has led him to work in the waste industry for the past seven years, managing a state-of-the-art recycling program which produces renewable energy from food scraps through Anaerobic Digestion and as a result the food recycling program reduces harmful Green House Gas emissions from the landfill.

Ruben has been serving as a proud MCM BOD member since 2016 and has served on the MCM’s Annual Gala Fundraiser organizing committee for the past two years. In addition to volunteering as a MCM BOD member, Ruben has also been volunteering as a soccer coach at Novato High School in Novato, CA for the past 5 years. Ruben firmly believes that sports can provide the youth with valuable tools to develop dedication, responsibility, cooperation, respect, confidence, resiliency and healthy habits for a lifetime!

In his minimal spare time, Ruben loves to play soccer, hike, go to music shows, play music at parties and spend quality time with his wife, son and young daughter.

Brianna Izaguirre

Board Member
As a first generation college graduate, Bri is proud to be a Board Member of the MCM.  Bri’s mother and two older sisters fled to the US from El Salvador before she was born, to escape the effects of domestic violence. This helped brew her passion for community-based public health. As a mental health advocate in Marin County she was a member of the founding group for the Empowerment Clubhouse in 2017. The following year she became a certified Domestic Violence counselor through the Center for Domestic Peace. Bri went on to join the Transition Age Youth (TAY) Advisory Council, to bring her lived-experience as an at-risk youth affected by gang violence to service planning in Marin. Bri is currently working with the University of San Diego (USD) to execute research on homelessness and food insecurity in order to create innovative interventions. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, making beats on her computer, and traveling with her loved ones.
 
 

Tracy Vega

Board Member

Tracy was born in Chicago to parents that immigrated from Mexico. Tracy witnessed her parents work hard adjusting to life in the United States and as a result takes pride in her cultural heritage and her family’s resiliency. Tracy attended Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Loyola University Chicago. She grew up with the Jesuit value, “Men and Women for Others” and has spent 10 years working in the capacity of serving communities with families who immigrated to the US. Tracy obtained her Master of Social Work degree at Erikson Institute in Chicago. In 2017 she moved to Marin County and currently works as a bilingual licensed mental health practitioner for Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Youth Empowerment Services providing integrated care and family support for children, adolescents, and caregivers. In her spare time, Tracy loves playing soccer, hiking, and going to museums.