Esperanza Shelter’s leadership is strongly committed to our mission and the people we serve.  The administrative team, lead by the executive director, provides day-to-day management of all programs and personnel at both the Shelter and the Support Center.  Esperanza’s board of directors provides leadership for the organization in terms of vision and policy and also provides support for special projects, events and fundraising.


Board of Directors

Marcos Zubia, President

Laura Altomare, Vice President

Rose Griego-Kiel, Treasurer

Catherine Waldeck, Secretary

Janie Alderman

Jo Ann Dewing Ward, MPH

Elizabeth Morper

Kathy Segura-Salas

Jo Beth Speyer, MSW


The Executive Team:

Anji Estrellas, MA, LMT, Executive Director (director

Anji Estrellas

Jorge Fonseca, Director of Finance & Operations (

Denise Vermeulen, MBA, Director of Development & Communications  (

To reach a member of the executive team by phone, call:   (505) 474-5536