Herna Cruz-Louie (she/her/siya) Joins the Team as the VP of Operations

Nov 21, 2022 | Equity in the Center News, Woke @ Work

Photo of Herna smiling with long black wavy hair pulled to her left side and a dark blue blazer and shirt onHerna (pronounced “Er-Na”) Cruz-Louie (she/her/siya) has recently joined Equity in the Center as the new VP of Operations! She has over 15 years of experience working as a nonprofit administrator, community organizer, and youth development practitioner, over 10 years of HR Management experience, and 7 years working for tech startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her B.A. in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University’s School of Ethnic Studies, and completed her M.S. in HR Management from Golden Gate University. She is a certified community mediator through Community Boards of San Francisco and holds a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University.

Prior to joining the EiC team, Herna oversaw Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness, Marketing & Communications, Member Success & Retail, and led Belonging and Antiracism strategies and initiatives for Girl Scouts of Northern California.

Herna was awarded one of Filipina Women’s Network’s 100 most influential Filipinas in 2011, and currently serves as the Volunteer Director for the American Center of Philippine Arts. She serves as Board Chair at World Arts West (the producer of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival), and serves as Board Secretary of KulArts, Inc. (the premiere presenter of tribal and contemporary Philipinx arts). Herna is proudly raising her 2 children with her spouse in Oakland, CA.

Email Herna and say helloConnect with her on LinkedIn. Learn more about the Equity in the Center team.

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