Paulina Gonzalez-Brito

Executive Director

Paulina Gonzalez is Executive Director of the California Reinvestment Coalition. She has worked for over 20 years leading economic justice organizing campaigns to expand worker rights, immigrant rights, and the rights of low income and underrepresented communities of color. Under her leadership, CRC has grown to 300+ members, gained higher visibility, expanded its focus areas to include immigrant financial protection and fines and fees work, and negotiated community reinvestment agreements with five banks worth more than $25 billion.

Paulina currently serves on the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the San Francisco Municipal Bank Feasibility Task Force, and the Board of Directors for the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, and was formerly a member of the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board. Paulina is an Los Angeles native and a life-long Dodgers fan.

Kevin Stein

Deputy Director

Kevin Stein is a Deputy Director of the California Reinvestment Coalition. At CRC, Kevin leads corporate and policy campaigns, advocates for regulatory and legislative change, works in partnership with local community organizations, and conducts action research.

Before coming to CRC, Kevin was Supervising Attorney at the East Palo Alto Community Law Project and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. Kevin is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, and Stanford University.

Kevin sits on the board of directors of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

Andrea Luquetta-Kern

Deputy Director

Andrea Luquetta-Kern is a Deputy Director at CRC, where she provides strategic and operational leadership, conducts regulatory and legislative advocacy, and negotiates with banks to provide credit, capital, and financial services to underserved communities.

Prior to CRC, Andrea was a litigator at Western Center on Law and Poverty. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law’s Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, where she also completed a Concentration in Critical Race Studies. Andrea is a former undocumented immigrant brought to the US by her parents when she was a child.

Today, she enjoys living in the East Bay with her wife, Kathie, where they are raising a brand new human named Lucia, and three not-so-brand-new dogs named Lulu, Duckie, and Bleu.

John Hoffman

Director of Development

A passionate advocate for economic and social justice, John Hoffman has led nonprofit fundraising and marketing campaigns for more than 15 years. Before joining CRC, John was the Development Director at Social Venture Network and at ZeroDivide.

Prior to entering the social sector, he was a Senior Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems, and a Branch Manager for US Bank. John holds an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Castro Country Club, a clean and sober LGBTQ community space in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District. John is an amateur boxer, training to compete in the USA Boxing Masters Division.

Sarah Souza

Community Organizer, Asset Protection and Economic Security

Sarah is CRC’s Community Organizer and is responsible for the Here to Stay campaign, which works to protect immigrant financial assets and strengthen economic security policies at government and corporate levels.

She is passionate about affordable housing, immigration justice, and equitable education, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of La Raza Community Resource Center and is involved with the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club.

Sarah holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Political Science and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from San Francisco State University.

Board of Directors

Roberto Barragan

Secretary

Aquaria Funding Solutions

Paul Ainger

Treasurer

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