Meet the Team

Los Angeles / Orange County Regional Consortium



Adriene "Alex" Davis

Executive Director


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Adriene “Alex” Davis, Ed.D., serves as the assistant vice chancellor of economic and workforce development. In this position, she will serve as the executive director of the Los Angeles Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC) and the main point of contact for LAOCRC chief executive officers. Davis will also facilitate implementation of California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office career education, workforce economic development initiatives and oversee regional projects. Davis comes to RSCCD from Los Angeles City College (LACC), where she served in the following capacities: dean of academic affairs instructional programs, dean of economic and workforce development/career technical education, and executive director of LACC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Within these roles, Davis secured over $60 million in competitive grants and allocated funding for LACC, Los Angeles Community College District and community college partners in the Los Angeles region. In her role at LACC, she collaboratively worked with local colleges and universities, including those within the California State University and University of California. Prior to her role at LACC, Davis taught advertising, management, and marketing classes in the business department at Long Beach City College. She also served as the director of the small business development center and taught event planning classes for nonprofit and for-profit organizations in continuing education at El Camino College, where she established 43 new partnership collaborations throughout the South Bay service area to support small business development. In addition to over 25 years of public and private industry experience and strong background in program development, funding and creating partnerships, Davis is on the board of directors for the New Ways to Work organization, co-chairs the enrollment management taskforce for Linked Learning Alliance, and is an advisory council member for PBS SoCal.  Davis is also a product of the community college system, having obtained her associate in science in business administration at Long Beach City College before transferring to California State University, Long Beach, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration. She also holds a master’s of business administration in business administration and marketing from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate of education in higher education organizational leadership from California State University, Long Beach. 

Gustavo Chamorro

Gustavo Chamorro

OC Director


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Dr. Chamorro has worked in the economic and workforce development field for the last 16 years.  He has led various federal and state workforce funded initiatives at the community college and Workforce Investment Act (now WIOA) levels.  

Dr. Chamorro holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and a Master's and Bachelor's in Business Administration from California State University San Bernardino.  Dr. Chamorro is a recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his leadership and commitment to educational issues, as well as numerous awards at the secondary and post-secondary level.  In addition, he has been recognized by workforce and economic development organizations, and Chambers of Commerce.  

A native of Nicaragua, Dr. Chamorro is an active mentor in the Puente program and is passionate about student success and equity issues.



LA Director





Sarah Santoyo

Fiscal Agent, Executive Director of Resource Development 



 Sarah Santoyo is the Executive Director of Resource Development at Rancho Santiago Community College District, and has worked in the grant development and management field for over 15 years. She has secured federal, state, local and foundation grants to support a multitude of programs at the colleges, in the district, for the region and the state.  Her responsibilities include management of the Resource Development Office which fulfills an internal controls function and provides grant development and management services; compliance with general and project specific grant terms and regulations and district policies and procedures; administration of district-based grant programs; identification of grant opportunities to meet specified needs and to address district goals; coordination with operational departments to align efforts to ensure effective grant administration; and development of systems to produce and monitor grant sub-award agreements and contracts.

 Lori Sanchez

Lori Sanchez

LA Director, Centers of Excellence


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Ms. Sanchez is the Director for the Los Angeles/Orange County Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) hosted at Mt. San Antonio College.  Ms. Sanchez provides technical assistance in the form of labor market data and research, education program gap analysis, employer surveys, and more to community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange counties.  She brings to the region, nearly five years of experience with the Centers of Excellence and is excited to build strong and meaningful partnerships with the region's key talent, consortium, faculty, staff, and others.

Ms. Sanchez holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Economics at Claremont Graduate University.  Ms. Sanchez possesses skills in applied labor market research, statistical analysis, project management, and report writing.


 Jesse Crete

OC Director, Center of Excellence 




Maria Madrigal

Interim Executive Secretary 



Marbella Ruiz

OC Administrative Secretary 





Lupe Aramburo

LA Administrative Secretary 



Mrs. Aramburo serves as our Los Angeles Administrative Secretary.  She is a cureent student attending the University of Phoenix, working on her B.S. in Business with a certificate in Project Management.  Her goal is to continue advancing as an administrative professional.  Prior to joining the LAOCRC team, Lupe spent five years working in the hospitality indstry as a project manager, where she gained experience serving in various roles, including: coordinating communication for the administrative office, creating and updating reports, maintaining office records, scheduling meetings, maintaining work calendars, and related duties.  Furthermore, Lupe spent the last three years in banking, and managing sales.  As a sales person, she developed effective communication skills, and the skill of time management became her strength.  While in banking, she also enhanced her knowledge in working with numbers and as a result, has become an expert in managing budgets.  


Lupe enjoys spending time with her husband and family, as well as working on her personal development by reading, watching videos, and listening to audios.


Lorena Ruiz

Administrative Clerk  



 Mrs. Ruiz serves as our Administrative Clerk, working on office tasks and support for both Los Angeles and Orange County Regions.  Prior to joining our team, Lorena spent 14 years working in an administrative role.  Some of her administrative experience includes, but are not limited to, organizing and completing multi-faceted complex office tasks, planning and prioritizing to effectively handling multiple priorities.  Lorena completed two years of general studies at Santa Ana College and is currently pursuing a Business Administration Degree.  Lorena is excited to join the team and looks forward to learning, developing her professional skills, and gainingexperience in the educational space. 

Lorena enjoys spending time with her husband and their three-year old son.