Glendale Latino Association’s mission is to provide scholarships to local students who have demonstrated educational excellence and extraordinary citizenship, to promote activities that improve education, and bring together businesses and professionals.

Our History

Glendale Latino Association (GLA), formerly the Glendale Hispanic Business and Professional Organization, was formed in 1990 by a dedicated Latina professional, Isabel M. Ibarra.

We promote awareness of Latino cultures by hosting special events and monthly mixers in order for our members to network with each other, and we produce an annual Business Luncheon, where we honor outstanding leaders for their contributions to our community and for their leadership in promoting the goals of the organization.

All our members are involved in the community. They participate in or are members of local boards and commissions, such as the Glendale College Foundation, Glendale Educational Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Glendale Veterans Coalition, Family Promise of the Verdugos, Adelante Latino and the Glendale Library Foundation.  Others represent elected officials, and most participate in local events such as Unity Fest, César Chávez celebrations, and Cruise Night, to name a few.

We encourage you to join our membership, and pass information about us on to your colleagues and friends. Come and be part of this exciting group of people that is making a difference in our community.

Board of Directors


Jennie Quiñonez-Skinner
Board President,  2020-2021
Place of Business:
California State University, Northridge

Miryam E. O. Finkelberg
Board Treasurer, 2020-2021
Past President, 2015-2017
Membership Chair
Place of Business:
Law Offices of Finkelberg & Finkelberg

Dan Cabrera

Daniel Carlos Cabrera
Board Secretary, 2020-2021
Place of Business:
Retired Educator & Entrepreneur

Leyla Anderson
Board of Director,  2020-2021
Place of Business:
Crescenta Valley Insurance

Blanca Bradley
Board of Director,  2020-2021
Place of Business:
Pacific Clinics

Marisol Chianello
Board of Director,  2020-2021
Place of Business:
Learning Rights Law Center

Victoria Dochoghlian
Board of Director,  2020-2021
Place of Business:
Assemblymember Laura Friedman District 43


J. Guillermo Garcia
Board of Director, 2020-2021
Place of Business:
City of Glendale Library, Arts and Culture


Victor E. Garcia, Jr.
Board of Director,  2020-2021
Place of Business:

Mercy Velazquez

Mercy Velazquez
Past President
Board of Director, 2020-2021
Advisory Board Chair
The Accountancy

Jasmine Venegas-Goulet
Board of Director, 2020-2021
Place of Business:
Glendale Youth Alliance

Advisory Board Members

Paula Devine, Council Member, City of Glendale, 2018 GLA WOY 
Elissa Glickman,  CEO, Glendale Arts, 2010 Woman of the Year
Honorable Judge Gus Gomez, Los Angeles Superior Court
Susan Hunt, GUSD Retired, 2011 GLA Woman of the Year
Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk, City of Glendale
Gary Montecuollo, Chief of Police, Glendale Comm. College, 2012 GLA MOY
Frank Quintero, Former Glendale Mayor, *Past GLA Pres., 2020 GLA MOY
Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian, Partner of CG Benefits Group, 2009 GLA WOY
Martha Rivera, Adventist Health Glendale *Past GLA President
Dr. David Viar, President, Glendale Community College, 2019 GLA MOY

Would you like to support the GLA scholarship program? Please send your contributions to Glendale Latino Association, P.O.Box 806, Verdugo City, CA 91026 or the Donate option below.

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