Richard Hobbs, President
Richard Hobbs is a private immigration attorney focusing on immigrant victims of crime, family-based immigration, deportation defense, citizenship, and employment visas. Read more.
Andrea Villaseñor-Perry, Vice-President & Secretary
Andrea Villaseñor-Perry, MSW, has served as a longtime advocate for children and families and worked in policy, program development and management, both as a professional and volunteer for over 30 years. Read more.
Richard G. Konda
Richard G. Konda, JD has worked at the Asian Law Alliance (ALA) since graduating from law school in 1978. He has received numerous awards and commendations including the Jim McEntee Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more.
Terry McCaffrey is an Area Coordinator of Amnesty International for the South Bay and is also the Western Region Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator. Read more.
Amy is a new board member. Bio information will be available here shortly.
Ann McEntee, Vice-President & Treasurer
Ann McEntee was instrumental in the completion of the Legacy Art Project “A Gathering Place for Peace.” She also helped lead the effort to establish the Jim McEntee Memorial Scholarship Fund and is working with the Board to find ways to support the James McEntee Academy in the Alum Rock School District. Read more.
The granddaughter of Jim and Ann McEntee, Veronica is passionate about ending hunger and homelessness in our local community as well as about supporting the mission of the McEntee Scholarship program. Read more.
An Adobe employee, Portia has served as the San Jose site lead for both the Hispanic/LatinX Employee Network (HOLA) and the Black Employee Network (BEN) at Adobe Inc. Her volunteer work has enabled her to expand the scope of her influence beyond Adobe and into the larger community. Read more.
Fariba Dadfarmay Nejat
Ms. Nejat is an Iranian-American community leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, physicist, social activist, teacher, and portrait painter. Before taking on leadership roles with various non-profit organizations and in her community, she worked as a software engineer/configuration manager in Silicon Valley, California, and also volunteered free time with Santa Clara Valley charities. Read more.
Viviane, a former McEntee Scholarship recipient, works at the City of San Jose Housing Department, specializing in developing rent control, just cause, development, and source of income anti-discrimination policies. Read more.
Anne Rosenzweig has been a social justice advocate all her adult life. Now retired from her job as an attorney for the California State Labor Commissioner, she began her social justice work during college. While getting her degree at UC Santa Cruz, Anne worked with the United Farm Workers, initially as an organizer during the first Salinas lettuce strike in the summer of 1970, then as a boycott organizer in Montreal, Canada. She became a labor lawyer because of her work with the UFW. Read more.
Reverend Gerald Sakamoto
Reverend Gerald Sakamoto is a Senior Minister at San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin and has been with San Jose Betsuin since 1986. A well-respected interfaith leader in Silicon Valley, he has participated with a number of peace & justice organizations in the community over the past two decades. Rev. Sakamoto was a good friend and longtime supporter of Jim McEntee and was honored to know and work with him. Read more.
Miguel Santiago immigrated to the United States with his mother and brother when he was eight years of age. A recent graduate in history from San Jose State University (SJSU), Miguel also volunteers with a number of organizations including South Bay Dreamers, the County’s Office of Human Relations and Asian Law Alliance. Read more.
In the aftermath of 9/11, one charismatic Pakistani American Muslim woman dared to envision a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony. She stood proudly in the face of fear, anger and retaliation, and bravely suggested that the country could heal if people truly got to know one another. It would be an idealistic notion, if not for the sincerity with which she has built so many bridges. Spreading her message and sharing her dream of an all-inclusive nationis Ms. Samina F. Sundas, founding executive director of the American Muslim Voice. Read more.
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Friends of Human Relations of Santa Clara County is a 501(c)3 organization and our tax identification number is 77-0048389. Our projects rely on generous support from the community.
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