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

Douglas: 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.

David Escobar

Director of Programs and Operations

David served as an Administrative Aide to former Fourth District Supervisor Steve Kinsey in Marin County for 15 years. Previously he served as a parole and probation officer with the Marin County Probation Department in the Adult Division. After 21 years with the County of Marin, he took an early retirement to direct the State mandated re-entry and rehabilitation programs at San Quentin State Prison. David identifies as an indigenous Salvadoran, recognized as a member of the Lenca-Poton nation which encompasses the eastern region of El Salvador, Honduras and parts of Nicaragua. David has also worked as an adjunct professor, at Dominican University, Holy Names University and has taught Indigenous Perspectives, Pre-Columbian Latin America and Mayan Cosmologies.

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

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

Kristen Gardner

Organizational 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.

Vincent Chew

Vincent Chew

Learning Coach

Vincent has been in the field of youth development/behavioral health since 2008. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Behavioral Health from College of Marin. He has worked with youth in a variety of roles, such as with Youth Leadership Institute, COM’s counseling department, County Community School, Boys & Girls Club as a Site Lead Coordinator for Davidson Clubhouse and Youth Development Specialist for the truancy prevention pilot project at Tamalpais High School, and Davidson Middle School as a campus supervisor.  In addition he was a scholarship intern at 10,000 Degrees, a volunteer with Marin County Youth Court YMCA,  a Board member of the ACLU Marin County Chapter, and a PCITI First Responder/Gang Interventionist. His work with MCM allows him to focus his passion and use his life experience to teach and work with the disenfranchised youth population.

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 as stable they can. He has worked with youth on probation as a mentor and currently serves the Marin Community School through the Canal Welcome Center. He works with families, students and Marin County Health and Human
Services to held 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 presence 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.

Regina Laredo

Parent Partner

Regina is a parent partner, mentor, mother and friend and has been living in Marin County for over 7 years. She has been working with the Multi-Cultural Center of Marin since 2016. She enjoys supporting families through the Partners for success program, the healing circle and the women’s circle programs. She is able to help families in many ways like providing them with emotional support and connecting them to essential resources within the community.

 

 

Diango Reyes

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.

Alberto Martinez

Accountant

Meredith Reyes

Executive Assistant to Douglas Mundo and the Project Coordinator for the Presente Alumni Association. 

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. 

Gloria Freer

Peer Counselor Intern

Gloria is involved in several programs at MCM that help the youth in our community, such as Canal Friday Night Boxing and women’s Healing Circles. She migrated from her native town of Guanajuato, Mexico at the age of 7 and enrolled Bahia Vista Elementary School and then Davidson Middle School. Gloria is an alumni of San Rafael High School and during her time there she found that she loves to help people with needs. She volunteers with Food Distribution and has been lending a hand to the Presente Program. Gloria enjoys hiking, traveling, music, art, movies and spending quality time with her teen son.

Angie Gonzalez

TAY Radio Host

Brandon Gomez

TAY Radio Host