Meet the Team

Our team came up from the community, saw the dream, reached and leaned in, seeing a clear path, they constantly reach back creating opportunities for others’ growth and success.

Douglas Mundo

Founder Executive Director

For his personal accomplishments, professional achievements, and outstanding contributions to the Marin community, Douglas has been recipient of awards such as the 2004 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission, the 2008 Grassroots Organizer Award from the Social Justice Center of Marin, and the 2011 Spirit of Marin Award. His work has also been recognized by local, state and federal officials. Douglas Mundo obtained his degree in Public Administration with emphasis in nonprofit organizations at USF and more recently,  complete a program on Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University.

Sabrina Ferreira-Clifton

Arts, Culture and

Rapid Response Coordinator

In the last few years Sabrina has worked on issues of immigrant justice, indigenous sovereignty, climate justice, and community empowerment. Through volunteering with Faith in Action at the US-Mexican border, as a bilingual dispatcher for Marin Rapid Response Network, on Native Hawaiian farms, with local conservation organizations, and at local Bay Area Pow Wows, Sabrina has gotten to see first-hand the effects of our complex long standing oppressive systems here in the United States. Having been a camp counselor, a university resident advisor, and an older sister, she has learned how crucial education and community are in a child’s development. Through her time with the Marin Community Foundation and the Multicultural Center of Marin, Sabrina has developed a better understanding of local actions she can take to improve the lives of those in Marin County who are most underserved and underrepresented and she is committed to doing what she can. 

Anahi Mendieta

Office and Program Administrator

Overseeing the day-to-day administrative duties of the organization, Anahi enjoys supporting the staff and working with diverse groups of people. Prior to working with the Multicultural Center of Marin, Anahi has volunteered, interned, and worked with several organizations,
including EarthScope Media, the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, and Marin County Parks. Anahi is very fond of the outdoors and has helped in preservation and restoration projects, giving back to all of the beautiful sites in Marin County. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors. Additionally, Anahi is working towards obtaining a degree in Administrative Law.  

Adrian Aragon

Food Distribution Coordinator

Youth Outreach Specialist

Adrian was raised in Marin County and attended school locally before beginning his position with the Multicultural Center of Marin. As a Partners for Success mentor, Adrian works with at risk youth who are currently in probation.  Specifically, Adrian provides tools and support through job placement, recreational activities, weekly check-ins and community engagement through community service. Adrian’s approach to working with youth successfully is having a great attitude and being able to build trust.

Yessica Garcia

Learning Coach

Yessica has been a Marin resident since her family migrated from Guatemala in 2000.  She has always had a passion for working with youth, leading her to run her own kids summer camp at an early age. She recently earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at San Jose State University. Yessica joined the Multicultural Center of Marin, working with students at County Community School, which serves students who have behavioral and emotional challenges. Yessica hopes to continue her career by becoming a Juvenile Probation Officer in the near future.

Meredith Reyes

Program Assistant

Presente Coordinator

Three characteristics that define Meredith would be determined, diligent, and ambitious. She has a passion for animals and would like to become a Veterinarian-surgeon in the future. For now, she is focused on school and helping the Multicultural Center grow into a successful nonprofit organization. Currently, she is the executive assistant to Douglas Mundo and the project coordinator for the Presente Alumni Association. 

Diango Reyes

Partners for Success Coordinator

Youth Outreach Specialist

Being able to give back to at risk youth of his community has been fulfilling because Diango faced the same challenges growing up.  He hopes to touch the lives of those in need as a positive male role model and encourage them to get back on a path to success. Diango holds an Associate’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from College of Marin and is an aspiring Juvenile Probation Officer, where he can apply his skill set to the benefit of the community.

Juan Colonia

Learning Coach

Juan is father to a wonderful daughter, son and foster son. He serves his community with passion on a daily basis. He loves people and helping them reach their goals and become stable community members. He has worked with youth on probation as a mentor and currently serves the Marin Community School through the Multicultural Center of Marin He works with families, students and Marin County Health and Human Services to help individuals transition back into their communities after jail. His commitment to youth is inspired by caring adults who took the time to be a guide and be present for him when he needed it. In the future, he sees himself as a Probation Officer, as well as running a youth program that will help young men and women become successful in their communities.

Susan Kleinman

Fund Development Consultant

Susan has over two decades of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. As a consultant, Susan helps nonprofit clients to strengthen their foundation, corporate, and government fundraising efforts. Before launching her consulting practice in 2011, Susan spent five years at Team-Up for Youth (now CoachingCorps), where she served as Senior Program Officer and as Program Director for Evaluation and Policy.

Brandon Gomez

TAY Radio Host

Brandon is a founder and host of TAY Radio Marin. He was raised in San Rafael and currently attends College of Marin. He hopes to become a therapist to help low income students who are at risk. As a high school student he struggled academically and emotionally but, when transferred to County Community School, he found resources that helped him to succeed. Through school he was led to the Multicultural Center of Marin’s Presente program and TAY Radio Marin. Now he is on a path to success.

Angie Gonzalez

TAY Radio Host

Angie (Gigi) is the founder, co-host and the producer for TAY Radio Marin’s Friday evening shows. Angie is a junior at Marin’s Community School. She enjoys drawing, singing, writing poetry and spending time with her family. After graduating high school, she hopes to attend the University of San Francisco to study psychology.  As a member of TAY Radio, her intentions are to give youth in Marin a voice and be a support system for them. As a youth who has battled her own issues with mental health, she gives back to her community by giving youth a voice and developing a support network through TAY Radio. Angie enjoys bringing awareness to topics with a negative stigma like mental illness, women empowerment, LGBTQ rights, and Latino/a empowerment.

Emmily Romero

Tay Radio Host

Emmily is currently a senior at Marin’s Community School, where she is an active member of the school community, particularly as an artist and a poet. She enjoys her time volunteering both with elderly Novato residents and with children. Always one to take advantages of opportunities presented, Emmily has jumped in with both feet to the Multicultural Center of Marin. As a member of Presente, Emmily has enjoyed gaining a deeper understanding of her cultural background. You will find her hosting TAY Radio Marin on Friday’s. After high school Emmily hopes to use her experiences in the service of others by working with at-risk youth.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alberto Martinez

Accountant

Kristen Gardner

Organization Development Consultant

Kristen has been working on equity issues in Marin since 2008. She has a Masters in Public Heath and another in Organization Development. She brings her expertise in group processes and decision making to help organizations and communities develop effective plans to reach their goals. Kristen grew up in Marin and now lives in Berkeley with her daughter and extended community.

Kathleen Mira

Learning Coach

Kathleen was born and raised in Marin County. She graduated from San Francisco State University, where she majored in communication disorders and minored in special education. As a Learning Coach and Mentor at Marin’s Community School, she is passionate about working with at-risk youth from her community, helping them navigate through the challenges they face on a daily basis. She is an avid athlete who hopes to engage her students through sports, outdoor activities, and community involvement, opening up a new level of connections, confidence, and healthy lifestyles.

Gladys Hernandez

Parent Partner

Gladys was born in Los Angeles and moved to Marin County when she was 11 years old. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. Growing up she had friends that struggled due to not having a good support system. Now, working at the Multicultural Center of Marin as a Parent Partner, she is able to uplift families and work with them through their struggles. She enjoys being able to give back to her community as a positive role model for families and youth who are struggling – letting them know they can succeed in the community and in life in general.

Marco Berger

Community Resilience Coordinator

Marco has been working with vulnerable communities for nearly three decades. He began as a bilingual teacher with underserved children and segued into non-profit work as a Community Engagement Specialist with Ethel Seiderman at Parent Services Project.  He then worked with Interactive Parenting Media producing the live weekly interactive Spanish language parenting show, Nuestros Niños, with host Doctora Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne. He has also facilitated early literacy workshops for parents around the SF Bay Area with Bring me a Book. As Education Program Manager with WildCare, he managed the Nature Van, the Nature Hike, and the Center Tours programs. Marco also led Family Adventures/Aventuras Familiares, a highly successful monthly bilingual hike around Marin’s parks and open spaces bringing together a diversity of families. He is enthusiastic about leading the important work of community resilience at MCM.

Sagrario Cordova Ramirez

Learning Coach 

Sagrario was born in Chiapas, Mexico. She came to the US when she was 14 years old. She knew from a young age that she wanted to make a difference in her community, which led her to get involved in non-profit organizations. She worked at agencies including Canal Alliance, Huckleberry Youth Programs and Marin Community Clinics – always with the dream of one day opening her own agency focusing on helping the underserved. Sagrario currently works at Marin’s Community School as a Learning Coach and Mentor. Growing up in a single mother household she knows firsthand the struggles many of the youth go through both financially and culturally. She hope that by sharing a little bit of her story she can help inspire youth that might be going through similar experiences. Always with a Si Se Puede!