OCCCO is please to announce that Miguel Hernandez is now our New Executive Director
The Orange County Congregation Community Organization’s Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Miguel Hernandez as its new Executive Director.
Mr. Hernandez has been a community leader and organizer with OCCCO for 20 years, and as of June 20th 2014 is taking on even greater leadership responsibilities in the position of Executive Director at OCCCO. He will be in charge of managing all campaigns and fundraising for the faith based organization, as well as providing direct supervision for staff members. During his time at OCCCO, Mr. Hernandez headed up the education reform campaign. He tirelessly engaged community members in Santa Ana and across Orange County on the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula in California, as well help lead in the organizing effort to include restorative justice policy and funding in the Santa Ana Unified School District Local Control and Accountability Plan.
In this new role, Mr. Hernandez will continue to provide leadership in OCCCO’s great work, which includes immigration reform, homeless policy work, education reform (Local Control Funding Formula) and Democracy in our Cities.
“I am looking forward to reaching out to community leaders, engaging them in thoughtful conversation around a collective vision for Orange County that brings equity and justice for all. I am especially committed to creating a common analysis from a structural racism perspective, and finding solutions that benefit all Orange County residents.”
Before joining the Orange County Congregation Community Organization in 2009, Mr. Hernandez was a middle school and elementary school teacher. His specific emphasis was in math and science. Mr. Hernandez has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and a long-time member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Santa Ana.
Mr. Hernandez is married to Susana Torres Hernandez; they have two beautiful girls and live in his hometown of Santa Ana, Ca.