Staff

María Rogers Pascual, MA, CPC

Executive Director
Maria Rogers Pascual joined Prospera in June 2013 as a Consultant and Leadership Coach. In January 2015 she joined the organization as staff to support the development of Prospera’s new programs. Maria brings over 20 years of experience in jump starting and running new organizations, leadership development, and income...Continue reading »

Claudia Arroyo, CPC

Community Education Director
Claudia joined Prospera in August 2014 as a consultant, providing outreach, recruitment, and training services, and in January 2015 she officially joined Prospera's staff. She is a key member of the Program Team, directing our coaching programs and creating our program curriculum. Claudia brings her passion for social...Continue reading »

Karla C. Reyes, MBA

Associate Director
Karla C. Reyes joined Prospera in July 2015 and she is currently our Associate Director. She brings over 7 years of experience in small business marketing, start-up assistance and entrepreneurial education with organizations like the Small Business Development Center. In her most recent assignment, Karla led the creation of...Continue reading »

Ada Recinos

Advancement Manager
Ada joined Prospera in October 2015 and is currently our Advancement Manager, leading fund development for the organization. She was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who emigrated from El Salvador, and she grew up in the South Bay towns of Hawthorne and Torrance. Ada brings her passion for poverty advocacy and...Continue reading »

Anahi Rojas

Former Cooperative Development Fellow (2015-2016)
Anahi Rojas is from Guanajuato, Mexico and migrated to the United States about 10 years ago. She is the proud mother of Emmanuel and Alexa. Anahi has ample experience in the world of cooperatives having been a worker-owner of an eco-friendly housecleaning cooperative for over 7 years. Being in a cooperative gave her...Continue reading »

Daniella Preisler

Cooperative Development Fellow
Daniela Preisler is from Chile and arrived in the United States in 2012. She is the mom of a 14-year old teenage daughter, whom she considers to the engine of her life. For the last three years she has been a part of the ecofriendly housecleaning cooperative, Home Green Home in San Francisco, where she is the general...Continue reading »

Brenda Santos

Operations Manager
Brenda joined Prospera in January 2017 as the Operations Manager. She brings several years of experience working in nonprofits. Most recently, she was the Office Manager/Executive Administrator at Pivot Learning, a nonprofit organization that works closely with district leaders and school administrators throughout...Continue reading »

Nora Castañeda

Program Intern
Nora is a current Master's of Migration Studies student at the University of San Francisco. Before starting the Master's program, she was an Americorps member serving the Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic. Since arriving to the Bay area last year for her program she has been seeking to be an active part and...Continue reading »