Board of Directors 2019-2021

President - Miguel Ángel Pérez

Mr. Miguel Angel Perez Rodriguez was born in Colima Mexico in the community of Armeria. He migrated to the United States at the age of 17 where he worked in different industries. In the search for economic prosperity he studied the technical career of Pluming at Los Angeles Technical College.  In 1985 he obtained his general contractor license from the State of California which allowed him to work in commercial, industrial and residential sectors.

 

In the last 7 years he has been involved working with the community in supporting bi-national needs and has served as president of the Club Armeria Fraternal and president of the Colima USA Federation.  Due to his diligence Mr. Perez has been able to bring important contributions to Casa Colima that have greatly benefited the community.

Vice President - Raúl Macías

Raul Macias was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In 1994 he founded The Anahuak Youth Sports Association. Currently, Anahuak works developing academic programs that try to unite sports and education. Anahuak offers a structured soccer league for 2,000 girls and boys ages 5 to 17 at several parks and schools in Los Angeles. Anahuak serves as a leader in mobilizing its members, particularly around environmental and health issues that affect the community. Anahuak league has been a fundamental part of COFEM's civic and social growth with special emphasis sports for the youth.

Treasurer - Maricela Parga

Ms. Parga was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States at 24 years old. Her passion in her work comes from a deep-rooted love for her community and a need to continuously improve it by promoting the value of education to community residents and bringing about vital programs to serve the community.

 

Ms. Parga worked at the Center for Latino Community Health at CSULB from 2008 to 2017. Most of her community work has been within the City of Paramount. She has partnered with Gateway Cities Partnership, the Paramount Unified School District’s Parent Involvement Planning Committee, the Head Start Program, School Site Council, G.A.T.E Advisory Committee, Parent Advisory Committee, California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) including the INSPIRE program where she became a program-certified parent facilitator.

 

In 2005, Ms. Parga brought to her community in Paramount the first annual ¡Despierta Mujer! Conference that aimed to empower parents, especially women, to promote productive, meaningful, and responsible  advancement in the Paramount community, along with civic, educational, and cultural engagement. Next year will mark the 13th anniversary of this annual conference.

Pro-Treasurer - Nilsa Dipp

Secretary - José Carmen Tinoco

Pro-Secretary - Carlos I. González

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