Ixia Vallejo-Perez

Ixia has worked at Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek, where she was promoted from Receptionist to People & Culture. She organized employee events and new hire orientations in that position and assisted with onboarding. In addition, she conducted interviews, reviewed resumes, and provided administrative support to the Internet Sales Manager and the GM of the store. She is fully bilingual and currently working at completing additional studies at Berkeley City College. She was named after a flower, which is fitting since she has grown into an avid gardener within the last couple of years. She enjoys making floral arrangements and growing fresh herbs for daily cooking. She spends time running with her dogs, roller skating and playing in the Bay Area Adult Soccer League on Friday nights. Her dogs Charlie and Luna are her trusty adventure buddies, and accompany her to the park, river trips, and hikes throughout the East Bay.

Yenny Garcia

Yenny Garcia is a warm-hearted, visionary, and joyful leader from Richmond, CA. Ms. Garcia is known for building bridges between people with diverse opinions. She opens doors and positively influences people to advocate, share information, and discover their strengths and solutions.
Yenny migrated from Guerrero, Mexico, to Richmond at the age of six. She embraces her ancestral roots by weaving social justice issues to create balance and equity as an indigenous woman.

Most recently, Yenny was an executive assistant to the director at The Latina Center in Richmond. Yenny helped bring high level support to the center, focusing on developing a social media presence, elevating tech processes and system organization as well as employee engagement initiatives. In addition to a strong background in hospitality management, she has been an active board member at different organizations. Since 2013, Yenny has served as a member of the Richmond Community Police Review Commission (CPRC); she is currently Chair in a mayoral appointed commissioner role. She is a recent new member of Richmond Rotary and is invested in bringing Latinx and female representation to as many underrepresented community spaces as possible.

Aside from being a fierce advocate and bridging people, Ms. Garcia enjoys roller skating, dancing, road trips, with her favorite thing being spending time cuddling with her two young daughters.