18 North Bay Latino Business Leadership Awards winners announced

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The North Bay Business Journal has announced the recipients of its fourth annual Latino Business Leaders Awards.

The honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.

Here are this year’s winners:

Chandra Alexandre, CEO, Community Action Marin, San Rafael

Karin Alvarado, managing partner, New Aspect Financial Services, Napa

Berta Bejarano, director of language services, ADA and diversity/inclusion manager of orthopedics, podiatry, PMR, Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael

Rosie De Alvarez, special agent, California Department of Justice, Sacramento

Luis Garcia, retail and small-business credit consultant, Wells Fargo Bank, Santa Rosa

Thelma Kirkwood, owner, Thelma I. Kirkwood, CPA, Rohnert Park

Icela Martin, CEO and owner, Agricultura Safety Training, Napa

Rene Meza, manager, Santa Rosa Dutton branch, Redwood Credit Union

Andrea Naranjo, Psy.D., psychologist and mental health manager, Santa Rosa Community Health, Santa Rosa

Guadalupe Navarro, executive director, Latino Service Providers, Windsor

Cecilia Quintana-Perez, principal, San Rafael City Schools, San Rafael

Dorothy Rodella, vice president and regional sales manager, Exchange Bank, Santa Rosa

Tracey Ruiz, officer and firm administrator, Martz Accountancy Corporation, Novato

Angie Sanchez, community engagement programs manager, La Luz Center, Sonoma

Alicia Sanchez, board chair, KBBF Radio, Santa Rosa

Magali Telles, executive director, Los Cien Sonoma County, Santa Rosa

Hector Velazquez, president and CEO, Nexo Advertising LLC, Santa Rosa

Luz Zavala, branch manager, Star Staffing, Santa Rosa

Registration for the awards luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $85 per person or $725 for a table of 8. Register online at by Oct. 27.

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