Enrique Bravo, Co-Chair
Enrique and his family have been part of the OCCCO community for many years. They are active members of St. Joachim and St. John the Baptist congregations in Costa Mesa. In 2015, Enrique joined the Board to help shape the vision and policies at OCCCO. He lives in Costa Mesa with his wife; they have four children.
Linda Lehnkering, Co-Chair
Linda first got involved with OCCCO when she attended a community forum on homelessness at St. Boniface Church in 2007. She joined the Board of Directors in 2010 and now leads the Housing is a Human Right OC committee. Linda serves on the board because she loves that OCCCO empowers the local community. A southern California native, Linda has lived in Orange County since 1998. She currently resides in Anaheim with her husband and their son.
Ana Leticia Hernandez, Treasurer
Analety has served on the OCCCO board since 2011. She enjoys team collaboration and improving her leadership skills with a well-established community organization. Born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in Guadalajara, Analety has lived in Orange County since 2000. She currently resides in Fullerton, where she enjoys going to church with her family, watching movies, and visiting new places.
Rusty Kennedy, Co-Secretary
Rusty has been a member of OCCCO since its inception in the 1970s. As an organizer working for OC Human Relations Commission, he partnered with OCCCO on many different campaigns. Rusty is honored to continue to serve on the Board of Directors and support the important work of empowering low-income, diverse, and immigrant voices.
Herlinda Sandoval, Co-Secretary
Herlinda began volunteering with OCCCO in 2004, and she has served on the board since 2009. Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, she currently resides in Anaheim. Herlinda’s passion is helping others in her community and she calls OCCCO her “second family.”
Juana Casas Trejo
Juana is an immigrant from Durango, Mexico whose passion for serving her community comes through her faith. She loves using her voice to fight for her community to live with dignity and without fear. Juana became a community organizer with OCCCO in 2005 and joined the Board in 2012. She is committed to continue fighting for the value of human dignity.
Dr. Jerry Hunter
Dr. Hunter was born in Birmingham, Alabama and spent his early years in the segregated South. He earned his BA in Political Science from UC Riverside, MA in Urban Studies from Occidental College, and EdD in Higher Education from USC. Dr. Hunter is a Vietnam veteran and a retired College Administrator. He currently resides in Fullerton with his wife. They have three children and four grandchildren. Dr. Hunter joined the OCCCO Board in 2019.
Joseph is an insurance professional who proudly serves as a local Farmers agent in Yorba Linda. Over his career he served as Executive Director of several nonprofit agencies that provided service enriched, affordable housing to seniors, families and people with special needs. Joseph graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Community Studies. He joined the OCCCO Board in 2019.