Spanish Action League of Onondaga County, Inc.
August 22nd, 2014      
  laliga board
La Liga's board is comprised of talented, intelligent, caring people from our community.
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executive committee
Alvaro Garza LaLiga
Alvaro Garza

President
Julius Edwards LaLiga
Edgar Martinez
Treasurer
Mark Cass LaLiga
Mark Cass
Secretary

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LaLiga
Alvaro Garza 
Alvaro Garza • La Liga Board President

     Alvaro has over 20 years of practical experience working with well-know nationally recognized firms in the fields of Design/Build, General Contracting, Precast Structural Engineering in the states of Texas, Colorado, and upstate New York. Mr. Garza has extensive experience in academics. For about 4 years, Mr. Garza held a position as a Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the undergraduate and graduate level (ITESM & UANL). Mr. Garza holds a B.S. in Architecture from Monterrey, Mexico (1986), Masters in Architecture form the University of Colorado at Denver (1990) and a Specialty in Real Estate Appraising from UANL (1996). Mr. Garza started his fascination with Environmental Technology, Energy analysis, building envelope and building performance. He's hoping to inspire and help new generations to achieve their educational goals.

Alvaro works with In House Construction for NationalGrid
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Edgar Martinez LaLiga 
Edgar Martinez • La Liga Board Treasurer

    Edgar Martinez is from Queens, New York and has resided in the Syracuse area for the past 3 years. Mr. Martinez obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College and has 17 years of industry experience in public accounting, corporate & statutory reporting, fiscal policy and management, health insurance administration, and life reinsurance administration. He is a certified public accountant since 1995 and a registered IRS tax preparer.


Edgar is currently Assistant Vice President of Reinsurance Administration for AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company.

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Mark Cass LaLiga 
Mark Cass • La Liga Board Secretary

    Mark is new to the Spanish Action League Board(1-2011), but has followed the progress of La Liga closely and values the quality programs and services highly. Mark is a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for ProLiteracy, an international adult literacy and education organization headquartered in Syracuse.  Mark is leading ProLiteracy's office relocation to the Near Westside at the end of 2011. Mark, and the ProLiteracy staff, are excited about the move and look forward to working with La Liga and others to support and enhance services and community development.


Mark is the Director of the Center for Adult Literacy Excellence, ProLiteracy Worldwide

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Board Members

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James Brown
   
      James E. Brown has been with AXA-Equitable for 16 years, all with Equi-Vest New Business.  His current assignment is managing the New Business Issue Team of the Equi-Vest Administration Office in Syracuse, New York.  He relocated from New York City to Syracuse in 2005.  He has an Associate's Degree from SUNY Canton, a Bachelor's Degree from Siena College, and an MBA from St. John's University.  James is currently a member of AXA-Equitable's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.  He is also a member of NSHMBA (National Society of Hispanics MBAs).        


Manager, Equi-Vest New Business / AXA Equitable
James Brown LaLiga
 
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Judith Repass Cowden

     Judy is a lifelong resident of Upstate New York. She has more than 20 years of strategic marketing and communications experience and has won both national and regional awards for her work. As Vice President of Member Relations and Marketing for AmeriCU Credit Union, Judy is responsible for ensuring that each of AmeriCU's 120,000+ members receives the best possible customer service, financial products, services, information and opportunities regardless of age, ethnicity, educational background, or language. Judy is also responsible to ensure that AmeriCU is a good corporate citizen and gives back to the community through donations, scholarships, internship programs, and sponsorship of a variety of cultural events and programs.
     Judy holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She has been an active member of La Familia de la Salsa since 2009. She currently resides in Skaneateles Falls with her four young children.



Judith is the Vice President of Member Relations & Marketing with AmeriCU Credit Union
John Burdick 
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Milagros Escalera

     

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Milagros is the Principal at Delaware Academy in the Syracuse City School District
John Burdick 
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Bethaida Gonzalez (Bea)

     Bethaida "Bea" González was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, and is a long-time resident of Syracuse, New York. She has more than 20 years' experience in continuing education, as well as a distinguished record of public service. She is married and the mother of one.

     González joined University College (UC) in 1984 as an academic advisor and quickly rose through the ranks. After serving as associate dean at UC, she was appointed Interim Dean in 2004 and Dean in 2007. González has been elected to public office three times. In fall 2001, González became the first Latino/a to be elected president of the City of Syracuse Common Council. Previously, González was elected to the Board of Education for the Syracuse City School District. Among her many honors, González has been recognized as an Hispanic American of Distinction in New York State, and as an Unsung Heroine by the Central New York National Organization of Women. In 2005, she was honored by Peace Action of Central New York for "building bridges to peace." González received the Syracuse University Chancellor's Citation for Service in 2005, SU Women of Influence Award, 2005, "Entre Nosotras"Award, 2006, as well as the YWCA Academy of Diversity Achievers Award, 2007. González has a BA from SUNY Binghamton and a MA in PA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Bea is the Dean of University College, Syracuse University
 Bethaida Gonzalez  
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Ramon Rivera, Esq.

    

 


Gregory Stack
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Gregory Stack, Ph.D.

     Gregory Stack works as an Associate Psychologist for New York State's Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. His wife is Elizabeth. He has two daughters, Catherine and Mary. Academic Credentials include a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

 




Gregory is an Associate Psycologist for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Gregory Stack
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Erin Zacholl

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Gregory Stack