Advisory Councils

EPACENTER’s Advisory Council members serve as our core community leadership body, providing us with a critical perspective while championing our mission and vision. Our Advisory Council is comprised of diverse individuals from East Palo Alto – both youth and adults.

Youth Advisory Council (2019 – 2020)

Jules Lyons (President)

Judge Cantrell (Vice-President)

Heber Alvarez

Manu Brown

Eric Cornelio

Staci Edwards

Katerine Hernandez

Nayeli Hernandez

Mia Mayorga

Melanie Resendiz

Elizabeth Wallace

Keitlan Wallace

Parents Advisory Council (2019 – 2020)

Felipe Benitez

Twyla Cantrell

Jennifer Lyons

Victor Rojas

Jessica Torres

Lina Wallace

“It makes a world of difference that East Palo Alto community members and youth have been involved in creating EPACENTER from the beginning. We’re used to people and organizations coming in and saying, ‘This is what we’re going to do’ without inviting the community. Because we’ve been involved from the start, we feel invested and trusted.”

– Jennifer Lyons, Community Member, EPACENTER Student Parent, Advisory Council Member