Member Bios 

First District

Dora Estrada

Dora Barrera 140Ms. Estrada holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing, with a minor in Sociology from University of the Pacific-Stockton. She is currently a Program Specialist for the County of Sonoma General Services Department in their Energy and Sustainability Division. Prior to that she worked for Sonoma Clean Power and as a Public Relations Intern for University of the Pacific’s SUCCESS TRiO program, a federally funded program serving first generation low-income students. Ms. Estrada is a member of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County Young Professionals and currently serves as Chair. Additionally she is a board member for Sonoma Valley Community Health Center and is participating in the La Luz Leadership Cohort.

Ms. Estrada was born and raised in Sonoma Valley. She grew up in the Springs area and now lives in Agua Caliente.  Growing up in the Springs, she experienced positive and negative experiences with law enforcement. About serving as a member of the CAC, Ms. Estrada states, “I strongly believe in community involvement as a tool for change. I want to be able to help build a bridge between our community and our law enforcement that will make our community stronger and better by becoming more knowledgeable about our law enforcement personnel and laws.” Ms. Estrada is excited about contributing to the CAC as a young Latina professional native to the area. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ms. Estrada lives in Sonoma County’s first district represented by Supervisor Susan Gorin.

Second District

Lorez Bailey

Lorez Bailey 140 Ms. Bailey is in her fourth year serving as the Executive Director of Chop’s Teen Club located in downtown Santa Rosa. In recognition of Women’s History Month, in March 2019 she was awarded U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson’s Sonoma County “Woman of the Year.” She has over 20 years’ experience implementing and managing youth development programs. She has a passion for creating an environment and opportunities that empower youth to expand their capacity to be confident and well-prepared for whatever future endeavors they pursue. 

Prior to Chop’s, Ms. Bailey worked at Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) as the Director of College and Career Readiness where she spearheaded the creation and revision of all Sonoma County high school college and career centers. That work also consisted of leading a team of work-based learning coordinators who worked in schools to elevate Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, connect schools to community and implement the work-based linked learning initiatives as part of a 14 million dollar, five-county grant. Prior to working at SAY Ms. Bailey worked at West County Community Services in Sebastopol as the Manager of Youth and Adult Education and Employment Services. She has also worked a large part of her career in media including The Community Voice, Press Democrat, Fremont Argus, ANG Newspaper Group, Youth News and Channel 50. Ms. Bailey earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Telecommunications from Sacramento State University and Master’s Degree in Education Technology from Sonoma State University.  

Ms. Bailey is a graduate of the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber’s Leadership Santa Rosa Program (LSR Class 32) and serves as the Chair of the LSR Program Steering Committee. She is also a graduate chapter member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she was recognized for her extensive service to community and received the sorority’s Western Region Leadership Award. She is a board member of the Bridge to the Future-Rites of Passage program, Charles M. Schulz Museum Program Advisory Board and the Press Democrat’s Editorial Board.  

Ms. Bailey and her husband are longtime Sonoma County residents and have three daughters. 

Ms. Bailey lives in Sonoma County’s second district represented by Supervisor David Rabbitt. 

David Hernandez

David Hernandez 140Mr. Hernandez has lived in Sonoma County for thirty-five years and is truly grateful for the life he has been blessed with, including his thirty years of sober living.

Mr. Hernandez graduated from South San Francisco High School and attended College of San Mateo for two years. Mr. Hernandez has had a successful career with PG&E for thirty-seven years where he currently works as an electrical inspector. 

Mr. Hernandez brings to the CAC his valuable experience as a as a long-time recovering addict, personal experience with arrests and incarceration and as a community leader who has worked with Sonoma County’s many diverse communities. Mr. Hernandez is committed to bridging the gap and improving the relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves.  Mr. Hernandez believes in accomplishing positive change by listening, engaging in civil discourse and serving the community.          

In 2007, Mr. Hernandez founded the Knights of Sonoma County, a charitable, non-profit organization for which he serves as president.

The Knights of Sonoma County’s mission is ”to offer help in whatever ways we can, anytime we see someone in need.”  In addition to community service, the Knights operate a clean and sober living house in Santa Rosa for men in recovery.

The Knights provide service directly and through partnerships with other non-profits, churches and government agencies. The Knights’ service has contributed to the community in many different ways, including preparing food for homeless communities,  providing auto repairs to people living in cars, serving veterans, senior citizens and people with physical disabilities by doing home repairs and yard maintenance. The Knights also provide children in need with clothing, meals, bicycles, and sponsorship for educational field trips.  

Mr. Hernandez lives in Sonoma County’s second district represented by Supervisor David Rabbitt.

Third District

Lorena Barrera

Lorena Barrera 140 Ms. Barrera attended the University of California, Merced where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Following her graduation, she moved to Sonoma County to attend Sonoma State University as a graduate student in the field of Public Administration. In 2016, she received her Master’s Degree.

While in school, Lorena served as a volunteer in various internships in all levels of government. During this time she became aware of the disconnect between people and their representatives and how this disconnect contributes to a lack of understanding in what government does or should be doing for people. Around this time, Lorena began working as a staffer for a member of Congress where she was exposed to policy analysis and became more aware of the loopholes that exist in policy that affect both the public and the public agencies.

As a minority in society, setting an example in the community is of great importance to Ms. Barrera. She believes in informing and educating people in order to strengthen communities. 

As a resident of Sonoma County, Ms. Barrera seeks opportunities that will allow her to serve as a community representative because she cares about making a difference for everyone. Ms. Barrera has served on Sonoma County’s Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) since 2015 where she currently serves as the vice-chair. As a member of the CSW, she served on the CSW’s Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee where she did research on mental health and the stigmas that surround mental health conditions. Ms. Barrera brings to the CAC her experience studying mental health conditions and she will be instrumental in integrating that information into the CAC’s outreach and policy work.  

Ms. Barrera lives in Sonoma County’s third district represented by Supervisor Shirlee Zane.

Jose Landaverde

Jose Landaverde_140 Mr. Landaverde was born in El Salvador and immigrated to the United States as a refugee of war at the age of nine. Mr. Landaverde is now a U.S. citizen and has called Santa Rosa his home since 1984. He grew up in the Southwest Santa Rosa area where he lived for 33 years.   

Mr. Landaverde has worked for the County of Sonoma for 19 years. He is currently employed at the Human Services Department as an Eligibility Specialist Supervisor. Mr. Landaverde is a subject matter expert on Medical, Calfresh and General Assistance programs and he has a strong connection to communities who often interface with law enforcement. Mr. Landaverde also worked as an instructor at the California Human Development Corporation where he helped agricultural workers transition from field work to manufacturing jobs in order to have year-round work to provide for their families.     

Mr. Landaverde is active in the Sonoma County community. He served as a mentor at the Gospel Mission and he was a founding member of the Rosa Bloco program. Rosa Bloco utilizes the arts as a tool of empowerment for youth of color, underserved and at-risk youth. The objective is to teach young people how to overcome legal challenges, adopt healthy and active lifestyles, serve as leaders in their communities and to embrace ethnic and cultural diversity.  

Mr. Landaverde says that growing up in Santa Rosa, “I was one of two children in the ESL program [and] I have an intimate knowledge of this community. I lived in its ghettos, I ate elotes on Sebastopol Road, I swam in public pools on West Ninth Street, (and) I graduated from Montgomery High School taking two buses every morning.” Mr. Landaverde believes the role of a CAC member is to “serve as a conduit of the community [and] I want to see my community thrive and get over difficult hurdles.”    

Mr. Landaverde lives in Sonoma County’s third district represented by Supervisor Shirlee Zane. 

Fourth District

Evan Zelig, Esq.

Evan Zelig 140 Mr. Zelig has been a licensed attorney in the State of California since 2003 and is President of Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, a professional corporation. His practice focuses solely on criminal defense, representing individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. He also serves on the indigent criminal defense panel. Mr. Zelig earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at University of California, Irvine and his Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Mr. Zelig is active both socially and politically in the Town of Windsor where he currently serves as a Planning Commissioner. Mr. Zelig is the grandson of Holocaust survivors and is a regular contributor to the Holocaust Museum LA, a museum his grandmother helped establish.

Mr. Zelig looks forward to serving as a liaison between members of the community and members of law enforcement. He believes his work within the criminal justice system, his volunteer work, and life experiences that have allowed him to live, interact and work with diverse populations will serve him well as a member of the CAC. Mr. Zelig states, “Understanding what all parties in a situation may be dealing with and looking at policies objectively will allow us to better understand what changes may need to be made.”

Mr. Zelig lives in Sonoma County’s fourth district represented by Supervisor James Gore.

Fifth District

Alma Roman Diaz

Alma Roman-Diaz 140Ms. Roman Diaz is a returning appointee of the CAC, having served since April 2017. She was born and raised in Sonoma County. Ms. Roman Diaz’s father and grandfather came to the United States to work as braceros during WWII and were assigned as farmworkers in Sebastopol. Ms. Roman Diaz grew up in Sebastopol and now lives in the Roseland area of Southwest Santa Rosa. She currently works as a Bilingual Parent Outreach Specialist at Healdsburg Elementary School. In coordination with parents, Ms. Roman Diaz oversees the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings. 

In the past, Ms. Roman Diaz worked for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office as a Legal Processor and Correctional Officer Trainee at the jail. Ms. Roman Diaz is married and she and her husband are raising two children.

Ms. Roman Diaz has a Bachelor in Arts in Chicano Latino Studies from Sonoma State University and a Correctional Academy Certificate from Santa Rosa Junior College. She is also one of the Founding Mothers of the first Multicultural Sorority at Sonoma State University.  As a first generation college student, Ms. Roman Diaz felt it was important to create a support group for young women from diverse backgrounds on the university campus. 

Ms. Roman Diaz says, “I have lived in Sonoma County for the majority of my life and have a vested interest in bettering the community. One of my goals while serving on the CAC is to assist with strengthening the ties between the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office and the Sonoma County Community.  I believe that my past education and work experience can help IOLERO meet its goals.” 

Ms. Roman Diaz lives in Sonoma County’s fifth district represented by Supervisor Lynda Hopkins.

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