Evelyn Javier Centeno, President and Executive Director

Evelyn is experienced as a classroom teacher in Math and Science. She applies culture of success through the use of various teaching techniques addressing the different learning styles and providing for the unique learning needs of each and every student.

A former design engineer in the telecom and wireless industry, she was the Principal at EJC Global Links. The company offered services including but not limited to Project Planning, Project Management and Construction Management Consulting. Assisted firms with solutions for the proactive and forensic support needed to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Her knowledge of workforce and employable skills are derived from experiences from corporate employment was as an Engineering Consultant with Whalen Company, overseeing projects totaling over million dollars. 15 years technical employment in Pacific Bell, working on research, analysis and problem resolutions with Fortune 500 companies.

Besides a passion on education, she has a demonstrated passion on community services. She is a recognized community leader, founding member of a civic organization, and served on various Advising Boards and Commissions. She is currently an Executive Committee Member of the Contra Costa Mental Health Commission; and the President of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the Martinez Unified School District.


Evelyn Javier Centeno, Executive Director, Inspire Learning Institute
Ms. Centeno is a former educator in Contra Costa County school districts. She previously worked as an Engineering Consultant with Nextel Communications an as Project Manager with telecommunications projects for AT&T.

Vice President

Darlene Yazzie, Computer Support Specialist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Ms. Yazzie is a Computer Support Specialist. Since 1991, she was worked with Lawrence Livermore National Lab.


Cesar Fumar, Esq., Attorney at Law, Cesar Fumar Law Offices
Mr. Fumar has over 30 years in legal practice in Immigration, Personal Injury and Estate law.

Acting Treasurer

Grant Traill, AT&T Director of Global Services Operations (Retired)


Mary Rocha, Trustee, Antioch Unified School District
Ms. Rocha has been in public service since 1970. Rocha has served on the Antioch City Council and current serves on the Antioch school board.

Marsha Golangco, Owner, Marsha Golangco Consultants, Co-Founder, Sustainable Walnut Creek

Michael Barnett, Senior Physicist and Educator, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Socorro Maniquis Painter, Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab