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


Albert Hernandez
Board President,  2019-2020
Place of Business:
Family Promise of the Verdugos

Amy Navarrete

Amy Navarrete
Past President
Board of Director, 2019-2020
Place of Business:
Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca

Dan Cabrera

Daniel Carlos Cabrera
Board Secretary, 2019-2020
Place of Business:
Retired Educator & Entrepreneur

Darlene Sanchez

Darlene Sanchez
Board Treasurer, 2019-2020
Place of Business:
City of Glendale Economic Development

Miryam Orellana Finkelberg

Miryam E. O. Finkelberg
I. Past President
Vice President, 2019-2020
Membership Chair
Place of Business:
Law Offices of Finkelberg & Finkelberg


J. Guillermo Garcia
Board of Director, 2019-2020
Place of Business:
City of Glendale Library, Arts and Culture


Victor E. Garcia, Jr.
Board Director, 2019-2020


Jennie Quiñonez-Skinner
Vice President
President Elect, 2019-2020
Marketing Chair
Place of Business:
California State University, Northridge

Irma Villegas

Irma Villegas
Vice President, 2019-2020
Scholarships Chair
Place of Business:
Coldwell Banker Hallmark Realty

Mercy Velazquez

Mercy Velazquez
Past President, 2019-2029
Advisory Board Chair
The Accountancy


Alicia Tamayac Herrera
Board of Director, 2019-2020
Place of Business:
Bella Guatemala Travel

Advisory Board Members
Susan Hunt, Retired, Glendale Education Foundation
Gary Montecuello, Glendale Community College
Martha Rivera, Adventist Health Glendale *Past GLA President
Honorable Judge Gomez
Dr. David Viar, President, Glendale Community College
Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian 
Paula Devine, Council Member, City of Glendale 
Elissa Glickman, CEO, Glendale Arts
Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk, City of Glendale
Frank Quintero, *Past GLA President

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