Meet the Team

Los Angeles / Orange County Regional Consortium


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.





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Lori Sanchez

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.



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.











Maria Madrigal

Administrative Secretary