The choice is yours!  Each coach has expertise and knowledge in a variety of areas including public sector management, finance, human resources, economic development, utilities, community engagement, among others.  As an aspiring manager, feel free to contact anyone of our coaches for enlightening discussions on leadership challenges, problematic work situations or best strategies to accelerate your advancement in local government.

Choosing a Madrina is simple.

  1. Review the Madrinas profiles below.
  2. Select one or two whose career path best suits your goals.
  3. Contact her via email or phone.

It’s easy, it’s confidential, and it’s tailored to you!

Deanna J. Santana
City Manager
City of Sunnyvale, CA

Jan Perkins
Senior Partner
Management Partners

Jane Bais DiSessa
Deputy Mayor
City of Pontiac, MI

Magda Gonzalez
City Manager
City of Half Moon Bay, CA

Maria De Leon
Director of Recreation
City of Gilroy,CA

Maria Hurtado
Assistant City Manager
City of Hayward, CA


Nachie Marquez
Assistant City Manager
City of Chandler, AZ

Pat Martel
City Manager
City of Daly City, CA

Veronica Briseno Lara
Director of Small and Minority Business Resources
City of Austin, TX

Zulma Maciel
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services
City of San Jose, CA