• Board of Directors

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  • Leo Callejas  |  Vice President: Benicia-Vallejo

    Owner at DigitalTrack Digital Marketing

    Cell: 707-410-0307

    Email: info@digitaltrack.co

    Bilingual English and Spanish

  • Bio Bio

    Leo Callejas was born in Nicaragua and migrated to the United States in 2001. He joined the Army as an infantryman shortly after arriving and did a year-long deployment to Iraq. After coming back, he separated from the military and decided to go to school and join the corporate world.


    Leo holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Network Management and has over 10 years of experience managing technical implementations and projects for financial institutions.


    In 2017, he decided to start his own business, DigitalTrack Digital Marketing, a Solano based digital marketing agency. The agency helps locally owned restaurants increase their online presence and attract more customers.


    After starting his business, Leo joined the Solano Hispanic Chamber because he saw the potential it had to help him expand his professional network. Leo joined the SHCC board in 2017 and has served multiple roles including president of the board.


    Additionally, Leo currently serves as Regional Director for the Northern Region of the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CHCC).

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  • Francisco Marin  |  Vice President: Fairfield-Suisun-Rio Vista

    Agent, New York Life Insurance Company
    CA Insurance License #0M98473

    9280 W. Stockton Blvd. Suite 200
    Elk Grove Ca, 95758


    Email: fmarin01@ft.newyorklife.com

    Bilingual English and Spanish

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  • Jerry Gonzales
  • Jerry Gonzales | Vice-President Vacaville-Dixon

    Business Advocate with PayComapss.

    Bilingual English and Spanish

    Cell: (510) 725- 2749 

    Email: jgonzales@paycompass.com

  • Bio Bio

    As a Business Advocate for Get Beyond, I service Solano, Napa, & Contra Costa Counties with Business Services. Get Beyond focuses on community growth by supporting SMB Markets. We help children with Scholarships with your Partnership. 
    Our services are: Payroll, Business Lending, POS solutions,  Credit card process, Inventory Management, Gateways, Online sales, and Marketing.

    As a Board member for Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, My goal is to Advocate for local businesses and local communities to support growth and education. Providing assistance for basic business questions or concerns is one way I support and contribute.  Volunteering to raise funds and awareness to causes that need support is my purpose. My reward is the relationships I build.

  • Kim Castaneda
  • Kim Castaneda  |  Treasurer

    VP of Development & Communications at Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.


  • Bio Bio

    Kim Castaneda has lived in Vacaville for over 20 years and has a deep passion for community.  Over her 20+ years in Solano, Kim has owned two small businesses, helped bring the first Boys & Girls Club to her town, and sat on different nonprofit Boards, from the Downtown Business Association to small social services nonprofits.

    She currently works for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano as their VP of Development & Communications.  Kim’s team creates strategies and builds relationships that advance all aspects of the Food Bank’s resource development work to support the mission of ending hunger in our community. Kim is passionate about giving back to her community, and through resource development, she sees opportunities to inspire and enable others to give back as well.

    Kim is a Certified Fundraising Executive, a San Jose State University graduate, and holds a certificate from the University of Notre Dame-Mendoza College of Business Executive Leadership Program.

  • Marbeya Ellis
    • Marbeya Ellis | Secretary

      Family Resources Manager with Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD)

      Bilingual English and Spanish


  • Bio Bio

    Marbeya Ellis was raised in Napa, California and later moved to Vacaville, California in the 5th grade where she attended Fairmont Elementary, Vaca Peña Middle School, and Will C. Wood High School.

    Marbeya has dedicated the last 11 years working in different capacities in the educational field; acquiring a variety of skills. As a result of her passion, drive, and dedication to service; she has spent
    most of her eleven years working directly with families and organizations in the community. Currently, overseeing the Family Resource Centers in Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. Marbeya strives to continue to provide a safe, accessible place for families and youth to connect with comprehensive and coordinated services that help empower individuals. Services at each center are tailored to the specific needs of the community they serve and support is focused on building upon the strengths of each family and/or individual.

    Marbeya serves on numerous committees, including the Equity Steering Committee, with the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. Marbeya’s goals are to continue to see progress in community services gaps and access to equal opportunities for all individuals.

    Marbeya is a dedicated mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. She enjoys hosting social gatherings and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Damian Alarcon  | Chief Ambassador

    Community Relations Director at Travis Credit Union.

  • Bio Bio

    As Travis Credit Union's Director of Community Relations and President of the Travis Credit Union Foundation, Damian Alarcon, is engaged daily in strategically serving his team and TCU by aligning corporate responsibility to community-focused strategic wellness initiatives.

    He is known to create effective relationships with external stakeholders, strategic partners, and cross-functional groups to build a more diverse pipeline and advance equity and inclusion at the Travis Credit Union.

    Damian has devised and guided the development of an all-community outreach strategy, as well as strategic partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit organizations to expand the DEI strategy and plan to improve community relations. The outcomes of these efforts include financial education accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status or ethnic background.

    Damian's resume includes working for Congressional members, and teaching in South Korea where he produced lesson plans for elementary school children and managed other instructors.
    Damian earned his Bachelor’s in Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara. Damian is passionate about volunteering and has been a part of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, United Latino Voices Student Conference, and served as a mentor for the Puente Project at Contra Costa Community College.

  • Yajaira Rubio Machado
  • Yajaira Rubio Machado | Board Member

    Owner of Lunitas Kitchen

    Bilingual in Spanish.

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    Party planning and decoration as well as food catering

  • Carol Kitts
  • Carol Kitts  | Board Member

    General Manager at Volkswagen of Fairfield


  • Bio Bio

    She was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She moved to Colorado at age of 15. she has been with the Schomp Automotive group for the past five years and recently moved to California as the General Manager at Volkswagen of Fairfield. She has 2 amazing kids whom are currently attending college in Colorado Springs, Co. She is also a Human Trafficking advocate. 

  • Sandra Jacobson
  • Sandra Jacobson  | Board Member


    Recycling Coordinator at Republic Services

    Resident of the City of Fairfield. Born in Colombia.

    Bilingual English and Spanish

  • Bio Bio


    Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2017 - present Secretary, membership, Assistance with various Chamber events and Mixers.
    Fairfield Community Services Foundation. 2018 - present. Coat and Toy Drive Chair.
    Solano Library Foundation 2019 - present. Assist with Events.
    Soroptimist of Central Solano 2014 - present. Vice-president 2018.


    How do you feel SHCC would benefit from your involvement as a Board member?

    I have served on the board, and I would like to continue to support the chamber. My involvement with another groups and Fairfield community can benefit SHCC.

  • Pedro Arroyo
  • Pedro Arroyo  |  Board Member

    Police Sergeant with Fairfield Police Department

    Bilingual English and Spanish

  • Bio Bio


    Police Sergeant, with a combined experience of 18 years of law enforcement. Serving the Solano community since 2003.

    How do you feel SHCC would benefit from your involvement as a Board member?

    I am a proud Latino with an extremely hard work ethic. I have served this community for over 17 years and will continue to do so. The Solano Hispanic Chambers of Commerce would benefit by having me serve its board by having a direct resource to the Fairfield Police Department. Many small Hispanic businesses have questions regarding laws and options they can have with their local police department.  I can attend forums and translate crucial information to the Hispanic community. No more waiting to get a representative from the local department on basic questions I can answer. I believe the community and police department need to work together. This is a perfect start in a long relationship we can both mutually benefit from.

    Please tell us anything else you’d like to share

    I’m extremely excited regarding this opportunity. I have been interested with serving on the board for over two years now. A change in leadership has provided an opportunity to allow me to serve and represent the Fairfield Police Department at the same time. In my heart I feel this is a great organization. I know I’ll be a true asset to the board and the Solano Hispanic Chambers of Commerce would truly benefit by having me serve on it. Thank you.  

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  • Kim Kersten  | Board Member

    Owner of Kim Kersten Consulting

  • Bio Bio

    He has lived in Fairfield for 32 years and has 2 grandkids.  Grew up in the Bay Area and can be found swimming laps early in the morning. Currently a member of the Yolo County Farm Bureau and the East Bay BBB. 
    My current roles:

    I am a passionate online marketer with over 30 years’ experience in corporate accounts.  I am currently working on several initiatives for local businesses including employee retention tax credits, wellness programs and workers’ compensation cost savings, and Google Review business solutions.   I help realtors optimize their online visibility with event driven content on both Google and YouTube.  I have a background in supply chain contracting and have previously served on several Boards of Directors.  I am a Professional Copywriter and help businesses with social media profiles and lead generation. 

  • Mario Saucedo
  • Mario Saucedo |  Board Member

    CEO of Solano AIDs Coalition

    Resident City of Vallejo

    Bilingual English and Spanish

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    How do you feel SHCC would benefit from your involvement as a Board member?

    The community outreach experience that I have, I been working with the Hispanic community for several years.

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  • Ravi Shankar  |  Board Member

    Retired but serves on various Boards/Commissions in Vallejo/Solano County 

    Redwood-Banyan & Vallejo Business Services

    Tel: (707) 721-5206

    Email: Ravi.PB.Vallejo@gmail.com

  • Bio Bio

    My name is RAVI SHANKAR, I am a 21 year resident, taxpayer in the Vallejo community.  I actively participate in the events and business mixers of the Chambers of Commerce in Solano County's 5 nonprofits, as the designated ambassador of the Library Foundation, Naval Museum and Sister Cities. I am honored & humbled to join the Board of the Solano Hispanic Chamber recently. "VOLUNTEER IN & FOR VALLEJO" is my local Mantra that can easily be extended to the other 6 cities, businesses and communities of Solano County.   A sign at the County Offices in Fairfield ... "WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT, YOU AND I" ... deeply inspires & motivates me to serve the community by sharing resources, opportunities, diversities of which SHCC is a shining example!

    My proactive Sister Cities work with their leaders since 2011-12, I envision a Vallejo--Ensenada partnership with creative projects in InfoTech, Maritime & Wine Industries, Environmental & Cultural projects that could boost Vallejo's standing and increase our revenue, as well as travel/tourism, promoting peace and collaboration between our two cultures. Opportunity in serving SHCC provides a wider audience and network for mutual collaboration in the entire County and outreach among minorities and immigrant businesses and nonprofits.

    Since 2010, my volunteer work as Commissioner/Board Member includes Participatory Budgeting (PB), Sister Cities (VSCC/VSCA), Vallejo Naval Museum, Solano County Library Foundation, VPD-Chief Advisory, Vallejo School Board-Budget Advisory; Vallejo Peoples Garden - Community Gardens on Mare Island, and others at the Kyles Temple, St.Vinnies & Emmanuel Temple inspiring me to volunteer at St.Vinnies Coalition & Mean Street to Green Street Project in our District.  Among all these entities are many passionate Latino/Hispanic friends whose collaboration could boost SHCC's mission in the near future.

       I have spoken often during public forums at City Hall and the Solano County Chambers boldly, respectfully asking for accountability and shared resources for our diverse community of small businesses.  Further, I have also participated in the March for justice, written many letters to the editors of local news media. Being a frequent attendee at all 5 Chambers of Commerce Mixers in the City and County, I am an active networker and promoter of our diversity of talents, special resources and outreach to benefit others and raise our County Cities profile & citizens/businesses well being/prosperity.

        Looking forward, with your help/teamwork, I'd continue to strive for a BETTER SOLANO HISPANIC CHAMBER FOR ALL !

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  • Tina Fowler  |  Board Member

    Owner of 3 Bridges Consulting

    Email: 3bridges.tina@gmail.com

    Cell: 707-373-4701

  • Bio Bio

    Tina Fowler was born & raised in Solano County and has lived here continuously ever since.  She has been involved in numerous project, sat on the board of Vallejo Police Activities League, the CF Foundation, Leadership Vallejo, and the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum. She co-owned a small lock smith company for many years and she has worked for the Benicia Vallejo Chambers. She currently works with as a small business consultiat helping business owners with the things they wither don't know how to do, or simply don't want to do. 

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