2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Heroes - KPBS
Fabiola A. Navarro
Employee Rights Center
Fabiola A. Navarro is a licensed attorney in California, and began to work as the Immigration Attorney for the Employee Rights Center (ERC) in June 2012.
She has worked as an international associate at the law firm of American International Practice Group since 2010. She also worked at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and provided free consultations on immigration issues at La Maestra Legal Advocacy Center Services.
Ms. Navarro has a passion for the community and human rights. She has been a volunteer for the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, where she has attended the annual International Women Peacemakers Conference since 2005. She has also been a member of Amnesty International Group 137 Hillcrest since 2005. Ms. Navarro was a panelist at the “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” event organized by Voices of Women in June 2008.
President & CEO
Since 1980, Andrea Skorepa has served as president and chief executive officer of Casa Familiar, a social services organization that helps underserved communities. A native San Ysidran, she is responsible for the overall administration of the agency’s programs, budget and staff. Previously, Ms. Skorepa served in Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), and was the first local executive director.
She also served eight years as a planning commissioner for the City of San Diego, and ten years as a founder and board chair of the City of San Diego’s Citizen Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations. Ms. Skorepa has also served on the Mayor’s Latino Advisory Committee, ACLU, Chicano Executives Committee, American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and a multitude of other community based activities and boards on behalf of the San Diego community.
Ms. Skorepa is also a recipient of the San Diego Union Tribune’s San Diego Latino Champions Awards.
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