CALA TEAM2018-09-23T16:45:33+00:00


Help us to discover needs, interests and connections in the community to develop programming, events and resources
Community members, CALA members and Partners


Assists the administrative team to achive its vision in a prudent, ethical and cost-effective manner
Board Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and members of the board


Carries out the day- to-day work of the organization, with the assistance of staff and volunteers
Executive Director, Fund Development Manager and Marketing Manager


Support our work at events, seminars and programs, as well as in administrative duties at the office

Board of Directors

Lucy Quaglia

Board Chair


Lucy Quaglia is dedicated to infant’s education; she founded a non-profit early childhood education center, where she is a director. She started her second career as administrative and personal manager in the commercial firm Sciencetech in London. In the community she is president of Brampton Food Coop. Also she is part of Halton Regional Police Board, teatral St. Marys Community Players and CALA. Her hobbies are: painting, go to the opera and writting. Lucy published in summer 2015 the book “Memorias en Poesías”.

Board of Directors

Ana Rojas


Ana Rojas has a bachelor’s in Communications and her goal is to make a lasting impact in the London Community.  She has been working at the John Howard Society of London for the last 10 years. Ana is involved with the Bail Supervision, Record Suspension applications, Community Children and Teen Groups and the ICCE (Immigrant Community Capacity and Engagement) Project.

Board of Directors

Alfonso Camporeales

Alfonso has a degree in Political Science and a Masters in Canadian Politics and Political Theory from Western University.  He also has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Ontario Bar Association in 2010. He presently works as an associate lawyer at Lerners LLP where he practices Personal Injury Law. Alfonso has been a member of CALA since 2012 and currently serves as one of two vice-chairs in the association Board of Directors since December 2013.

Board of Directors

Anna Gutierrez


Anna Gutierrez holds a bachelor’s degree in Management & Information Systems from Simon Rodriguez National University in Venezuela. She has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner, and has served as Treasurer on different non-profit/charity Boards in the USA and Canada. Anna has ample experience in managing and supporting organizations in financial planning and reporting, ensuring that appropriate processes and controls are in place for budgeting and record-keeping.

Board of Directors

Raul Gutierrez


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Robert Zúñiga

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Robert Zúñiga nació en Regina, Saskatchewan de padres costarricenses. Robert ha fomentado la enseñanza del español en la comunidad de London como instructor de español conversacional con CALA y Western University. Robert brinda sus servicios de traducción e interpretación a la comunidad de London por medio decentros multiculturales de ayuda al inmigrante, núcleos sociales y organizaciones sin fines lucrativos.

Board of Directors

George Perez

Past-Board Chair


George Perez, a PhD in Leadership (candidate), has ample experience in Corporate America and more than 18 years as an entrepreneur in Mexico, the USA, and Canada. In the non-profit sector, George has served in different board roles with Pillar NonProfit Network, Local Immigration Partnership Project LIP, Canadian Latin American Association CALA, and the Hispanic Buisness Opportunities HBO. Also, he is the publisher and editor-in-chief of La Jornada Hispanic Newspaper in London, Ontario.

Board of Directors

Arturo Dominguez

2nd Vice Chair


Arturo Dominguez has a bachelor’s degree in science and literature. Arturo worked in the Financial sector in El Salvador, in micro technology in California, and as a certified quality control inspector in Ontario. Nowadays, he is collaborating with CALA as 2nd vice-chair. His hobbies include: building plastic models such as airplanes, ships and cars; as well as going to car racing events, soccer events and general sports.

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Angelica Visbal



Angelica holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is an entrepreneur with over 10 years of private sector experience. She has always been recognized for her dynamic approach to accounting by getting involved not just in their financial results but also in their overall administrative processes. She provides support in the planning and implementation of internal controls and procedures. Angelica joined CALA in July 2015 as Treasurer and she is part of the Inventory and Purchasing department at Sterling Marking Products.

Board of Directors

Oscar Zarco

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Oscar Zarco works as a Real Estate Agent here in London, a partner with Keller Williams Realty, he obtained his Licence in 2012. As well, he completed a Canadian Business Administration Diploma in 2012. With a Medical degree (Family Doctor) in Mexico, Oscar was an entrepreneur involved in the Health and Real Estate sectors in his country. Joined Canadian Latin American Association (CALA) Board of Directors in 2016.

Board of Directors

Ayenia Quintanilla


Ayenia Quintanilla holds a BA in International Relations from Western University.  She works at the White Oaks Family Centre as a Community Connector and has also served as a Settlement Worker in Schools for several years previous to her current role. Ayenia is passionate about community engagement, and hopes to continue on to graduate studies in the near future.

Board of Directors

Andrew W. Schleichkorn


Andrew has a bachelors’ degree in French Literature and Political Science from Concordia University in Montreal, as well as a bachelor’s degree in civil law and a master’s degree in common law from the University of Montreal.  He  was called to the Quebec and the Ontario bars in 2015.  Andrew currently practices Personal Injury Law at Siskinds LLP.  Andrew has been a member of CALA since 2015, and has served in the Board of Directors since 2016.