San Francisco Board of Directors



Marcel McManis

Gilead Sciences

francisco anaya-díaz

VP of Corporate Affairs
Robert Half

luis barahona

VP of Events

loreto soto berry

VP of Corporate Communications
Pacific Produce

vanessa chaidez

VP of Internal Affairs

mónica ortiz

VP of Corporate Relations
Reed Smith LLP

ari anaya

Director of Corporate Affairs

beto arellano

Director of Student Affairs

daisy castaneda

Director of Membership
Mason & Blair LLC

marliz copado

Director of Woman of Alpfa
Circa of America

yessica gudino

Director of Programing

amanda mendieta

Director of Operations

jasmin peraza

Director of Community Relations

terry reyes

Director of Student Affairs-STEM

jordan ruiz

Director of Corporate Affairs
Morgan Stanley

joselin salazar

Director of Digital Communications
Fenton Communications

kevin saldaña

Director of Marketing

sam sweet

Director of Corporate Affairs

joseph andrews

Marketing & Communications Specialist
Customer Lobby

Marcel McManisPresident

Marcel works as a Senior Analyst of Business Operations at Gilead Sciences. Born in Brazil of American and Brazilian parents, Marcel migrated to the US in the mid 90s. Raised in Rio de Janeiro , Marcel grew up speaking Portuguese and conversational English. He earned his Business Administration degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


francisco anaya-díazVP of Corporate Affairs

Francisco is a Client Service Director at Robert Half. He is passionate about education and mentoring High School and College students to continue and complete their studies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters Degree from the University of Notre Dame.


luis barahonaVP of Events

Luis is an Information Security, Compliance, and Privacy Professional working in various industries in the Bay Area. Luis was born in Venezuela, but moved to the US when he was less than a year old. Luis attended Sonoma State University, earning a B.A. in International Economics. He later received an M.S. in Information Security from the University of Boston.


loreto soto berryVP of Corporate Communications

Loreto is a published author with 7+ years of experience leading integrated marketing communications projects, both in-house and as a consultant. She currently works as Marketing & Sales Manager at Pacific Produce. Loreto was born and raised in Chile and recently relocated to the Bay Area. She holds a B.A in Journalism from the University of Chile.


vanessa chaidezVP of Internal Affairs

Bio Coming Soon...


mónica ortizVP of Corporate Relations

Mónica is an attorney practicing complex commercial litigation in San Francisco at Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm. She works with clients internationally, including those with a presence in Latin America. For nearly a decade, she lived in Los Angeles before returning to her native city of Oakland. Her roots and commitment to the Bay Area are strong and she could not be happier to be back and working with ALPFA San Francisco.


ari anayaDirector of Corporate Affairs

Ari is a senior analyst at iStar where he helps with building acquisitions. He is passionate about real estate and has never met a building he didn't like. Aside from this, Ari considers himself a yogi despite not being able to touch his toes.


beto arellanoDirector of Student Affairs

Beto is a highly motivated Senior Assurance Associate at RSM US LLP where he primarily serves clients in the Financial Services industry. Beto’s passion to help the community has encouraged him to become part of the Board in order to help empower students and young professionals with the knowledge and tools to become successful professionals.


daisy castanedaDirector of Membership

Daisy is a Search Consultant for Mason & Blair, LLC. Her goal is to make the recruiting process convenient for both the clients and candidates by being honest and forthright about opportunities. She is a former public accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP with experience in the real estate, consumer business, technology, media, telecommunications and financial services industries.


marliz copadoDirector of Woman of Alpfa

Marliz empowers women through inspiration and by leading with example. She has mentored underrepresented female junior college students in PUENTE to prepare them to transfer to a four year university. Marliz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Design from UC Davis and a MBA from Dominican University. Marliz is currently working as a Production Manager for Circa of America.


yessica gudinoDirector of Programing

Yessica was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is an Audit Associate at KPMG. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Financial Management


amanda mendietaDirector of Operations

Amanda is a financial cyber security expert. She was recognized as Most Promising Business Professional at the 2016 ALPFA convention. She is the former President of the Hispanic Network at Deloitte´s Houston office. After working in Mexico City, she relocated to the Bay Area where she started working for the global Spanish Bank, Santander. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.


jasmin perazaDirector of Community Relations

Born and raised in San Francisco Mission District. Jasmin currently works with private investors in real estate, with a focus on structuring, analytics, and management. You'll find her thriving most when she’s meeting and building new connections with people. On her spare time, she most enjoys chess, sailing and learning how to salsa dance.


terry reyesDirector of Student Affairs-STEM

Terry is a trained scientist with a PhD in Cancer Biology from Stanford University. Her focus is to empower Latinos to achieve educational and career success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She enjoys teaching has been working with students from underrepresented backgrounds with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity in the STEM fields.


jordan ruizDirector of Corporate Affairs

He uses his experience as an NCAA football player to motivate at risk youth and teach them the skills necessary to always compete at the highest level in all aspects of life. In 2012 Jordan helped found the student chapter of ALPFA at the University of Redlands and served as the director of marketing and recruiting for 3 years.


joselin salazarDirector of Digital Communications

Joselin is a Digital Account Executive at Fenton Communications. She's currently helping clients by implementing digital campaigns that create positive change and inspire movements. Jocelin is first generation Latino-American from Peruvian and Nicaraguan parents. She graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A in Corporate Communications.


kevin saldañaDirector of Marketing

Bio Coming Soon...


sam sweetDirector of Corporate Affairs

Bio Coming Soon...


joseph andrewsMarketing & Communications Specialist

Joseph is a Sales Development Representative at Customer Lobby, a startup based in Berkeley. He recently graduated from CSU East Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Management. Joseph was part of the winning team for the 2017 ALPFA Student Business Competition.

Follow Us

Follow Us in our chapter social media!




Get In Touch
1717 W 6th Street, Suite 410
Austin, Texas 78703
1.855.MYALPFA ex 713
Stay Connected
Make A Donation