Our Staff

Our Board of Directors

Our board of directors is a diverse group of experienced professionals from the public and private sectors. We depend heavily on their leadership and expertise in guiding Reading and Beyond in operating effectively and transparently. The Board of Directors governs through established policies and objectives; supports and reviews the Executive Director; ensures the availability of financial resources, approves annual budgets; and most importantly, ensures the agency is performing optimally on behalf of its clients and accomplishing its mission. Click on the pictures below to read a short biography for each board member.

  • Luis Santana
    Executive Director
    Reading and Beyond
  • Fausto Hinojosa
    Managing Partner
    Price, Paige & Company
  • Francine Farber
    Immediate Past President
    League of Women Voters Fresno
  • Shaymus Bakman
    Vice President
    Bakman Enterprises
  • James A. Aleru
    James A. Aleru CPA/ABV, CVA
  • Harinder Dhindsa
    Past Chairperson
    Senior Vice President
    Middle Market Division Rabobank, N.A.
  • Antonio Avalos
    Board Member
    Valley Economics Associates, Inc.
  • Yvonne Juarez
    Board Member
    Chief of Pediatrics
    Kaiser Permanente
  • Juan Garza
    Associate Partner (Retired KC Unified Superintendent)
    Leadership Associates
  • Daniel Castro
    Attorney, Partner
    Loza & Loza LLP

Our Staff

Reading and Beyond's staff is a dynamic team of dedicated professionals who work to empower children and families to live productive, self-reliant lives. We currently employ over 100 staff members across 10 different sites. Click on the pictures below to read a short biographies for our administrative and management staff members.

  • Luis Santana
    Executive Director
  • Kao Saetern
    Human Resources Manager
  • Vang Kue
    Office Manager
  • Arasely Rosas
    CA Bridge Academies Program Manager
  • Sean Borelli
    CA Bridge Academies Director
  • Nakia Vue
    CA Bridge Academies Program Manager
  • Alicia Pearce
    Executive Assistant
  • Angela Martin
    Communications and Grant Writing Coordinator
  • Cesar Lucio
    Operations Director
  • Ching Sacchao
    Information Technology
  • James Richardson
    Dental Project Coordinator
  • Jesus Galvez
    K-12 Program Manager
  • Lesley Fairburn
  • Roberto Maqueda
    Family Success Zone Program Manager
  • Susie Aguilar
    Finance/Accounting Assistant
  • Yeng Her
    HR/Payroll Coordinator
  • Zhour Alshaif
    Interim Preschool Program Manager