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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“I hope to help La Luz fulfill its mission of strengthening the community by placing its families and their needs at the center of the services it provides and taking a holistic approach in responding to those needs. This approach resonates not only with my cultural heritage that places great importance on the family but also with my experience in education.”

- Leonardo Lobato

About Leonardo Lobato

Lobato has more than 20 years of international business and education experience. He was founder and CEO of the International Center for Reciprocal Training (ICRT), an organization supporting Latinx higher education students with international internships. At IAESTE Mexico (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), he facilitated internships for STEM and life sciences students in more than 80 countries. His business experience includes positions at Coors Brewing Company and Johnson and Johnson. Lobato, a native of Mexico, holds master’s degrees from Stanford University and Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Meet Leonardo

As Leonardo integrates himself to Sonoma Valley and La Luz Center, he welcomes the opportunity to meet with our community residents, donors, and partners. One of his first projects will be a listening tour, look out for upcoming dates/events. You can also reach out to veronica@laluzcenter.org or sandy@laluzcenter.org for individual meetings after August 23rd.