Mr. Moreno is originally from Michoacán and has resided in Los Angeles for 36 years. He studied law at the University of Guadalajara and television production in Mexico City. Mr. Moreno has 22 years as a community leader, he was president of Los Reyes Mich Social Club, President of the Federation "Lázaro Cárdenas del Rio." Founder of the Federation of Clubs and Associations of Michoacanos in North America (FECADEMIN). President and co-founder of the Council of Mexican Federations in North America (COFEM), Founder of MIMEX (Mexican Migrants Abroad) in 2005, a Binational Political Coalition of Leaders of Mexican Organizations. He is also an activist for Immigration Reform, and for increasing the vote of Mexicans abroad. Mr. Moreno was counselor of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME), professional in the media as opinion leader and expert on migrant matters, accredited by the Department of Justice and Immigration and heads the Immigrant Integration team with the Naturalization Program. Mr. Moreno was elected as Int. Executive Director on July 25, 2020.
Administration & Operations Coordinator
Liliana Camacho Guzmán serves as the Operations and Administration Coordinator of COFEM. She focuses on the administrative, finances, human resources, governance, and special events related to COFEM. She identifies herself as a DACA recipient who aims to help her underserved community by supporting in the execution of COFEM’s mission and goals. Liliana graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science & Policy, and a minor in Economics. Liliana was born in Acapulco, Guerrero, where she developed her love for the ocean and tropical paradise.
Liliana enjoys exploring our public lands, especially secluded designated wilderness areas in the southwest.
Leticia Zarazúa Alvarado is currently the Program Coordinator for the Immigration Integration Program at COFEM. Leticia works to empower individuals socially, politically, economically and culturally. She maintains the Department of Justice (DOJ) accreditation and continues obtaining trainings to provide legal services. Her focus has been the DACA and citizenship program. She holds a bachelor’s in Child Development and Family Studies as well as in Family Life Education from the California State University, Long Beach. As a DACA beneficiary, Leticia identifies with the challenges the immigrant community faces and continues to advocate for an immigration reform and to advance her community through her service and high involvement with her community. Her passion and enthusiasm are reflected in her work and leadership to advocate for immigrant rights.
Ianai Molina joined COFEM in March 2017 after being a continuous volunteer with the organization for four years. She is a Program Assistant in the Immigration Integration. Mrs. Molina is DOJ accredited, which allows her to help the eligible community to renew their LPR ID, apply for American citizenship, and DACA renewals. She continues to participate in trainings to expand her knowledge in immigration practices. Mrs. Molina attended Glendale Community college and is now seeking a Paralegal Certificate at Pasadena Community College. She is married and has a 2-year old daughter
Rafael Fabian, D.V.M.
Rafael Fabian joined COFEM on August 2017 as Community Organizer and later as Program Assistant for the Immigration Integration program where he supports the team by provided information related to Citizenship requirements and eligibility, he also assists during citizenship workshops and outreach events. Before joining COFEM, Mr. Fabian worked at the Mexican Consulate from 2013 to 2017 as a representative of S.E.P providing information on public Education in USA, Health services, Finances, Immigrant rights, Income tax and Consulate services.
Mr. Fabian was born in Michoacán, Mexico where he graduated from U.M.S.N.H., School of Veterinarian Medicine and Zootechnics in 1990; he worked for Department of Public Health in Michoacán until 1991. He then emigrated to U.S., in 1992, where he has been recipient of many recognitions as English learner’s rights advocate in various school districts through So CA. He is the cofounder of the California Association for Bilingual Education Chapter 40, and T.A.K.E. N.O.T.E. Institute consultant services for parenting education.
Coachella Valley Office
Vanessa Moreno is the Program Assistant for COFEM in the Coachella office. She assists with the immigration, education, and environmental programs focused to support immigrant communities in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Ms. Moreno was born in Michoacán, México in 1994, but migrated to the United States with her family at the age of eight. She has lived in Coachella for fourteen years. Vanessa attended College of the Desert in Palm Desert and later transferred to California State University, Fullerton. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Inequalities and a Minor in Human Services.
In her spare time, Miss Moreno enjoys painting, going to the movies, getting involved in her community, and spending time with her family and friends.