Ricardo Carrillo, Ph.D., is a founding member of Alianza; Co-founder of Círculo de Hombres/National Compadres Network, a Psychologist, Counselor, Published Author, and Developer/Collaborator of various curricula for the prevention and cessation of domestic, gang, and community violence. He is also Co-Editor of Family Violence And Men Of Color: Healing The Wounded Male Spirit. Since, its founding, Dr. Carrillo has partnered with Alianza on several training and technical assistance projects, bringing to bear his extensive experience and expertise.
Mily Treviño-Sauceda is the co-founder and the former Executive Director of Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas, Inc., known as “Líderes Campesinas”. Ms. Treviño-Sauceda was born in the state of Washington to an immigrant and migrant farmworker family. She is the third of ten children. She was an agricultural and migrant worker, in Idaho and California, since age eight. During her teenage years she organized teenage groups in the late 1970s (through her church), and became a United Farmworkers’ union worker (1975-1981.)
As a farmworker and a supporter, she volunteered for the United Farmworker union as an organizer during the 1975-1990. She has a son “Humberto,” who is known as “El Hijo de la Comunidad” (Son of the Community), for his involvement with Mily even before his birth in 1980. Mily was the founder and first President of “Mujeres Mexicanas” (Mexican Women) a pioneer group before Líderes Campesinas, in the Coachella Valley region 1988-1991 (a Mexican farmworker women’s group advocating against violence against farmworker women).
As an adult, Ms. Treviño-Sauceda returned to school in 1991. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Chicano Studies and a Minor in Women Studies, from California State University of Fullerton. Ms. Treviño-Sauceda is a fellow for Rural Development Leadership Network and working on her Individualized Master’s Degree on Rural Development, Women’s Leadership and Oral History at Antioch, Ohio. With the support of California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation Ms. Treviño-Sauceda founded Líderes Campesinas, in 1992.
Líderes Campesinas became a statewide movement of farmworker women leaders advocating against the violence against farmworker women and promoting leadership development and advocacy. (Líderes Campesinas has received several national recognitions for its innovative leadership training, grassroots outreach and advocacy model).
Ms. Treviño-Sauceda has been a recipient of numerous community and educational awards, including being recognized as one of the “100 Heroines of the World” in New York in 1998; the Ford Foundation & NYU selected her for the “Leadership for a Changing World” in November 2004. People Magazine recognized Ms. Treviño-Sauceda in January & April 2006. She was honored in 4 regional rural areas in California for her 30+ year’s distinguished leadership in 2009. She sits on numerous councils as well as regional and national boards and task forces.
While Executive Director at Lideres Campesina, Ms. Treviño-Sauceda partnered with Alianza on several training and technical assistance projects.
Jerry Tello comes from a family of Mexican and Texan roots and was raised in south central Los Angeles. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of family strengthening, community mobilization and culturally based violence prevention and intervention issues. He has extensive experience in the treatment of victims and perpetrators of abuse and of addictive behaviors, with a specialization in working with multi-ethnic populations.
Jerry is a founding member of Alianza-National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence and served as a Board member for 10 years. He is also co-founder of the National Compadres Network and Director of the National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute.
Over the last 30 years he has dedicated his efforts to preventing and healing the pain of relationship and community violence, teen pregnancy, fatherlessness, and internalized oppression by speaking on these issues across the nation. Mr. Tello has motivated, trained and mentored thousands of individuals, organizations, and community groups and is the author of various curriculums addressing male rites of passage, violence prevention, teen fatherhood, pregnancy prevention, family strengthening, and fatherhood literacy. He served as a principal consultant for Scholastic Books on an international bilingual literacy curriculum, has authored a series of children's books and is the co-editor of Family Violence and Men of Color. Jerry has appeared in Time, Newsweek, and several Spanish-language magazines and has received many major awards including the Presidential Crime Victims Service Award, presented by president Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno, as well as two California Governor's Awards for his violence prevention and intervention advocacy work. He also received the Ambassador of Peace award and from Rotary International.
As part of the continuation of this work and in collaboration with the American G.I. Forum, he has launched a recent effort entitled "Men and Woman of Honor" focused on providing domestic violence awareness presentations and support services to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Persian Gulf veterans and their spouses. Jerry is also a member of Sacred Circles, an indigenous based performance group dedicated to family and community peace and healing. He is the father of three children, Marcos, Renee and Emilio.
Darlene Motley has adopted the state of New Mexico as her home for more than ten years. She is a veteran of the US Air Force and has been working in technology since the days of mainframes. With a strong business and technology background she created Karmic Visions to provide business coaching, newsletters and website development services for non-profits and small businesses. Her desire is to afford organizations the necessary web platform to make sure their voice can be heard by the world.
Darlene provides our website maintenance, which includes keeping the site up to day with current news, training and resources. Synchronization of all social media sites with the website and newsletter. Production of the Alianza newsletter on a quarterly basis.
She is currently working to expand our palette of web services to include a more extensive resources area, making Alianza a one-stop location for organizations and coalitions working with domestic violence. Expanding the reach of our training through webinars and exclusive resources for training attendees. And, constantly surveying ways to improve the visibility of the the organization so everyone that needs us can find us, our resources, and our training