Meet The Team

Amanda Blaurock

Amanda Blaurock

Co-Founder/Executive Director

David Holbrooke

David Holbrooke

Board Member

Dov Isaza Tuzman

Dov Isaza Tuzman

Board Member

Ghazal Vaghedi

Ghazal Vaghedi

Board Member

Hector E. Sanchez

Hector E. Sanchez

Board Member

Holly Perkins

Holly Perkins

Board Member

Marcel Narucki

Marcel Narucki

Co-Founder/Director

Mike Ferrufino

Mike Ferrufino

Board Member

Mohamed Mouaddine

Mohamed Mouaddine

Board Member

Omar Montgomery

Omar Montgomery

Board Chair

Stephanos Sifandos

Stephanos Sifandos

Board Member

Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks

Board Member

VEC is committed to hiring staff and recruiting board members that reflect the community we serve. VEC’s 2022 Board of Directors is 50% BIPOC, and 58% are first-or second-generation immigrants.

VEC has expanded its board to match its enormous growth and community needs, bringing highly experienced board members that are well respected in their respective communities. Currently, the board consists of 12 members who reflect the community’s diverse demographics. Our board is also representative of different businesses and industries, including a corporate lawyer, two nonprofit leaders, a real estate developer, and an entrepreneur/auto mechanic.

Board members contribute financially, either with personal cash contributions, in-kind services, or fundraising to reach targeted goals. Additionally, each board member commits to serving on at least one committee which were established to focus on fundraising/friendraising, governance and strategic planning.