El Centro Hispano

We are pleased to announce that Erik Valera is joining the executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Erik will advance the organization’s growth and capacities to move the Latinx community forward around education, economic development, and health and well-being.

Erik brings to El Centro Hispano 10 years of Board service and experience working with government agencies, academia, and community-based organizations in the areas of communications, non-profit capacity building, and community health. Erik joins our organization from CommunityWorx, where he helped lead rebranding efforts and managed Youthworx on Main, a coworking accelerator supporting youth and families in Orange county.   

It has been my pleasure to serve El Centro Hispano as a volunteer and a board member for more than a decade, joining the leadership team is a homecoming.” said Erik Valera. “I am thrilled to continue furthering  El Centro Hispano’s mission and vision.

“We are delighted to welcome Erik to our team!” said Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, CEO of El Centro Hispano NC. “For the past 10 years, Erik has been pivotal to El Centro Hispano’s growth. He has seen up close the dedication of this organization and its team to supporting our communities. We look forward to partnering with him to further the mission and success of El Centro Hispano.”