Meet Our Staff

Welcome to our "Meet Our Staff" page! We are a small, but committed team of passionate people who strive everyday to make a difference in our community. This comes down to aligning our personal experiences, education and professional acumen to supporting those in difficult life circumstances. We welcome ALL people from ALL walks of life who need help--you just have to be ready to put the work in to make your life better! 

Dr. Alía A. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Alía A. Rodriguez has been serving the public for 18+ years throughout Riverside County. Her experiences in local government and the non-profit sectors give her a unique set of skills that have been proven to improve cultures, processes, and policies in the organizations she has worked with. She is the CEO and Domestic Violence Advocate at the Corona-Norco United Way, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, a long time Adjunct Professor in the History and Government Department for California Baptist University and is also the CEO of her own consulting company, Alia Rodriguez Independent Advising (ARIA). Additionally, she serves on various boards, commissions, and committees throughout the County including Corona Regional Medical Center, the Community Action Partnership, the Chair of the Corona Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Roundtable and is active in The Grove Community Church, as Women’s Bible Study Table Lead and a volunteer cashier at The Hub. Dr. Rodriguez offers a culmination of intangible characteristics that set her apart from other professionals. Rooted in authenticity, she is extraordinarily driven, well-spoken, trustworthy, humble, transparent, objective, respectful and possesses an unparalleled work ethic and an ability to adapt to any setting or situation. She and her husband have 2 children, 2 rescue dogs and live in the City of Riverside.

Education:

Doctorate in Public Administration, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Master of Public Administration, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Human Development, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

 

Professional Experiences:

Corona-Norco United Way, Chief Executive Officer

Alia Rodriguez Independent Advising, Chief Executive Officer

City of Riverside Fire Department, Administrative Services Manager

City of Eastvale, Senior Management Analyst/Public Information Officer

City of Moreno Valley, Emergency Management Program Manager

County of Riverside, Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Services Coordinator

County of Riverside, Senior Public Safety Communications Officer (9-1-1 Dispatcher)

 

Volunteerism:

California Baptist University Diversity Committee, 2023

Corona Regional Medical Center, Governing Board of Director

Community Action Partnership, Appointed Commissioner, Vice-Chair 2022

Corona Chamber of Commerce, Executive Leadership Roundtable, Chair 2021/2022

The Grove Community Church, Women’s Bible Study Leader

The Grove Community Church, The Hub, Cashier/Server

Dennise S. Olguín, M.A., Program Director Children & Youth Success

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Denisse S. Olguín is the Children & Youth Success Program Manager at Corona-Norco United Way. She works with children and their families to support them through academic and personal growth. In addition to her role as a program manager, Denisse is a certified Domestic Violence Advocate supporting victims and their children in breaking the cycles of domestic violence. Her educational journey began at Norco College, where she received three Associates of Art in Humanities/Philosophy/ Arts; Communication Media/Languages; and Spanish. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, with a Spanish emphasis, from La Sierra University and is currently working on her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at California Baptist University. Denisse became a Certified International Tutor in 2018 and then developed the Homework Club tutoring program at Corona-Norco United Way in an effort to support children from marginalized communities in their academic pursuits. 

Ana P. Calvillo, Business Development Manager

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Ana Calvillo is a Business Development Manager and Youth Board Program Manager at Corona-Norco United Way, where she supports the personal and professional development of high school students through community impact projects, workshops, and exposure to the world of philanthropy. In addition, Ana is certified as a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist and Domestic Violence Advocate, mentoring students in identifying red flags and getting to the root cause of why risky behavior is occurring in the first place. Ana graduated from Centennial High School in 2021 and is now a senior at UC Irvine where she is majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems & Marketing. Upon graduating from high school, Ana developed the College Prep Program to provide students with the necessary tools to apply to college/financial aid and successfully transition into college. At UC Irvine, Ana founded and serves as the President of  the Social Entrepreneurship Association, where she is bridging the gap between profit and philanthropy by building service-oriented leaders via corporate responsibility efforts, social entrepreneurship, fundraising for non-profit organizations, and community impact projects. Long-term, Ana aims to mobilize communities to break cycles of poverty by working in the intersection of public policy, nonprofits, business, and social entrepreneurship. 


Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: Information Systems & Marketing, University of California-Irvine


Professional Experiences:

Corona-Norco United Way, Business Development Manger & Youth Board Program Manager

Social Entrepreneurship Association at UC Irvine, President & Founder

Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) at UC Irvine, President

Riverside County District Attorney's Office, Investigation & Legal Intern

UCI Center for Investment & Wealth Management, Programs Intern 


Volunteerism:

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, District 2 Commissioner

Merage Undergraduate Student Association, Student Mentor

UCI Center for Investment & Wealth Management, High School Mentor for at Risk Students

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Junior High Ministry Leader

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Feeding the Needs Volunteer


Maribel Carmona, Program Director Domestic Violence


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Maribel Carmona is the Domestic Violence Program Manager at the Corona Norco United Way. She works with victims and survivors of Domestic Violence and their children supporting them to break the cycles of domestic violence and their transition to a violence-free life and is certified by the State of California as Domestic Violence Advocate. Focusing on healthy relationships and education, she has supported the community by working for different non-profit organizations and the Moorpark School District. Prior to that she worked 14 years in local government organizations as a Technology and Information Analyst and Project Manager. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Baja California. Maribel has re-developed the domestic violence curriculum so that it is tailored to the specific needs of the clients focusing on the quality of services. 

Nancy Bouhebent, Program Manager Domestic Violence


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Nancy Bouhebent is a Program Specialist for the Domestic Violence Program within the Corona-Norco United Way. She is a certified Domestic Violence Advocate collaborating with victims to raise awareness of their situation and achieve change. Nancy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the National University of Lujan in Argentina. In her 22 years of teaching, she was a kindergarten teacher, a high school teacher, and an instructor at the National University of Jose C. Paz. At the university level, she taught Investigative Methodology, History, and Study Techniques. Nancy is passionate about education, especially educating the community about domestic violence and getting to the root cause. Working alongside victims of domestic violence is a social commitment that Nancy develops with passion and gratitude. 

Fabiola Carrillo, Administrative Assistant (Intern)