Board of Directors

Welcome to UMOS, where we have been helping families build better futures for more than a half-century! By partnering with donors, government agencies, businesses, and other nonprofits, UMOS’ dedicated team of professionals provides the individualized child development, workforce development, and other social services families need to build the better futures they envision for themselves.

Ben Obregón, Board Chair

Chair of Executive Committee

Maria Watts, Board Vice Chair

Chair of Bylaws Committee

Julio Guix, Board Treasurer

Chair of Finance and CSBG Advisory Committees

Nedda Avila, Board Secretary

Chair of Nominating Committee

Marisela Galaviz, Parliamentarian

Chair of Planning & Evaluation Committee

Joe Villmow

At Large Member of Executive Committee

Jessica Jaqueline Gomez

Head Start Policy Council President

Mayra “Veronica” Silva Lucio

Head Start Policy Council Vice President

Maria Borda-Wiesner

Don Cohen

Michael “Mike” Milam

Israel Ramón

Jose Ruano

Pastor Juan Salinas, Jr.

Cesar Sotelo

Executive Leadership

UMOS is led by a highly skilled, experienced, and diverse management team dedicated to ensuring the mission-driven organization provides quality, results-oriented, and cost-effective programs and services.

Lupe Martinez

President Emeritus

Jose Martinez

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Renee Dudley, CPA

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Margie Fischbach, JD

General Counsel

Barb Felske

Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Facilities Management

Kaye Hartmann

Vice President, Planning & Resource Development

Maria “Carmen” Valle, PhD

Vice President, Child Development

Cynthia Galvan, EdD

Vice President, Social Services