Lorena Corona


Lorena Corona is our newly elected President. She is a passionate woman, a caring mother, a loving daughter, a devoted sister, a loyal friend and a faithful community advocate. Her entire life, Lorena has fought for educational opportunities. Coming back to California after growing up in Jalisco, Mexico, she was unable to speak English. She first enrolled at the San Bernardino Adult School then transferred to Chaffey Community College to continue learning English. Within five years, she earned five Associate Degrees and served as President of Student Trustee for two terms. From 2005 to 2010, Lorena attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree.






Tony Arellano

Vice President 

Tony Arellano has been a Board Member since 2011. He was first introduced to the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars as part of a volunteer effort sponsored by his employer Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., INC.  Tony is also very proud to have been employed and now retired from a company (Toyota) that has been and continues to be a strong supporter of education as a means of achieving success in America. Through this volunteer effort, Tony experienced first-hand the good deeds and dedicated people of ESFDFS.  Through this partnership of 7 plus years, his interest in the foundation grew until he was honored as one of its board members.








Ryan Sousley

Vice President, Educational Advancement

Ryan Sousley is Vice President, Educational Advancement and is the AVID College Access Program Coordinator at Ontario High School. He has spent the majority of his career at Ontario High School since 2004. In being the AVID coordinator at Ontario HS, he actively works to connect students within the district to scholarship opportunities. He believes education is the best way to equip and empower students and peruses that ambition both inside and outside the classroom. Outside of his service as a Board Member, Ryan is married and has two wonderful children.





Sylvia Olsan


Sylvia Olsan has served as President and Chief Financial Officer for the past 12 years and is now the Treasurer. Her great passion is 'advancing higher education for all', especially in working with and assisting the many talented young men and women in her community through the Foundation's Intern Program. Sylvia previously headed up Solutions Unlimited as a consulting project manager for Southern California Edison, providing strategic consulting in regulatory compliance, as well as a career in the utility industry. She previously served on The Alumni Relations Board as President and Vice President for the University of La Verne, Chaffey College Leadership Connection, President of the Board of Trustees for the Ontario Museum of History. Sylvia holds a bachelor's degree in business and marketing and an MBA from the University of La Verne. Sylvia is a strong believer in the famous quote: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."






Carolina Rojas


Carolina Rojas is Secretary. Her career background includes service in the public sector at the federal, state, and local levels. Carolina has performed public relations and strategic communications work for members of the U.S. Congress and the California State Senate. Currently, she oversees project and infrastructure relations for the California Department of Transportation, encompassing Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Carolina is a first-generation college student from the local community. She firmly believes that educational opportunity and advancement can change lives, like it did hers. She assists with Foundation special projects and truly enjoys meeting scholars who have limitless opportunities to reach. She obtained a master's degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach and bachelor's degrees in sociology and spanish from the University of California, Riverside.






Tom Burciaga

Board Member

Tom Burciaga is a Board Member in the Foundation. Tom believes in working with diverse organizations and strives to accomplish results that influence the greater good. He serves on many boards, chairs a few local and state organizations and continues to open doors for our future leaders by serving as a founding member of the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars. It has been said that Tom is the "workhorse" of the community. His passion for the better of mankind gleams as he serves his community. Tom lives for "giving back" to his community and places great importance on working with people in need.







Gary Ovitt

Advisory Board Liaison

Gary Ovitt has been a Board Member for over 20 years. He originally came on the board representing the City of Ontario when he was mayor at the time. He continued his involvement when he was elected a San Bernardino County Supervisor, representing the Fourth District.  Even after retiring from county service, he spends his time today as a Chaffey College Governing Board member, Board member of OMSD Promise Scholars, Ontario Recreation & Parks Commissioner, Children's Fund Chair (a countywide nonprofit), and First 5 of San Bernardino commissioner.








Barry Olsan

Marketing and Grant Director

Barry Olsan is a Board Member and our Marketing and Grant Director. He has a passion for education and has been involved with the Foundation for 17 years as a volunteer and Board Member. He had lengthy careers in the utility industry and educational sector, most recently for Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. His other involvement in our community was serving on the Ontario Museum of History Board as well as the Leadership Connection. Barry is an Army veteran, serving 3 years as a Infantry Officer, including a hardship tour in South Korea.





D'Andre Lampkin

Board Member

D'Andre Lampkin is a law enforcement professional in California. He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Care Staffing Professionals, a healthcare staffing solutions company that creates new jobs for healthcare professionals throughout the state of California. Mr. Lampkin is a seasoned public servant with a strong community service background and experience in starting and leading program initiatives. He successfully founded the D'Andre D. Lampkin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt human services organization. He serves as a City Planning Commissioner for the city of Ontario, Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles Region Community Recovery Organization, and Board Member for the Creekside West Village Master Association located in Ontario, California.

Mr. Lampkin is an active member of Alpha Phi Sigma - Criminal Justice Honor Society and earned his Master of Science in Homeland Security & Emergency Management with the distinction of High Honors from National University. D'Andre is a two-time nominee to the National University Scholarship Conference and recipient of the National University's Top Scholar Award and The Emerging Leadership Award. In 2023 he received the American Legion California District's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for Community Service. He earned The World Networks' Community Enrichment Award for his contributions to the Puerto Rico disaster recovery effort following Hurricane Maria and holds over 25 certifications in homeland security and terrorism-related topics. His research in areas of domestic and international policy has been published in the William & Mary Environment Law and Policy Review and the University of Oregon's Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. His work and research in Mental Health, as it relates to improving law enforcement's response, has been published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Human Resilience.


Renay Sehgal Mehta

Board Member

Renay Sehgal Mehta is the Director of Workforce Development at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC), where she dedicates her efforts to address the ongoing workforce challenges in Chino, Chino Hills, and the County of San Bernardino Workforce Development Department.

Renay's commitment to professional growth led her to recently graduate from the Business Leads Fellowship Program, offered by the U.S Chamber of Commerce. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she was honored as one of the exceptional Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Shaping the Chamber Industry by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) in 2022. Renay is also a recent graduate of Talent Pipeline Management, a distinguished program facilitated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, known for its exceptional Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) approach.

Renay takes great pride in her commitment to community, including her involvement and dedicated service on serving on Governor's Newsom Board of Directors for the 28th District Agricultural Association, the Inland Economic Growth and Opportunity Equity Council, and the Board of Directors for the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars.

When she's not making an impact in her professional endeavors, Renay finds joy in exploring the United States with her two cherished boys, indulging in activities like traveling, hiking, running, and dancing.

Lydia Roman

Board Member

Lydia Roman oversees the Eastern Region of Local Public Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE) one of the nation's largest electric utilities. She leads a team of Government Relations Managers in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, as well as the Inland Empire unincorporated desert portions of SCE's service territory. She manages the company's local government, community, and civic outreach activities for those cities, counties, unincorporated areas, and tribes.

She is a recipient of the 2017 Edison Award, the most prestigious award given to Edison employees. The program celebrates outstanding performance - those who go "above and beyond the call of duty" while living Edison International's values and guiding behaviors. She is also a 2018 J. K. Horton Humanitarian Award recipient, which honors Edison employees who distinguish themselves by acts of exceptional courage, self-sacrifice, initiative, and resourcefulness in an emergency situation, on or off the job, or who perform other exceptionally noteworthy humanitarian acts. Lydia has been with SCE for nearly 25 years.

Lydia holds a bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from the University of La Verne.

In addition to the Esperanza Scholarship Foundation Board, Lydia currently also serves on the San Bernardino County Community Action Partnership Board and is a member of the Advisory Board to the UC Riverside Women in Leadership Executive Program. Her previous board service includes the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Chino Valley YMCA.




Monica Principe

Board Member

Monica Principe is a dedicated lifelong learner, passionate educator, and accomplished athlete. As a graduate of UCLA, she proudly holds the distinction of being a two-time National Champion in softball, embodying the values of perseverance and teamwork.

With a deep-rooted commitment to education, Monica embarked on her teaching career in 1994 at her beloved alma mater, St. Paul High School. Over the years, she has worn multiple hats as a teacher, coach, department chair, and site leader, leaving an indelible impact on her students and colleagues. In 1998, she embraced a new challenge and joined the Pomona Unified School District, where she continues to thrive.

Monica possesses a wealth of knowledge in curriculum and instruction, coaching, and accountability and assessment. Her extensive experience in the educational field has allowed her to refine her skills and stay abreast of the latest advancements. Renowned for her unwavering dedication to excellence, she leads by example, consistently demonstrating energy, collaboration, and a strong work ethic.

Recognizing the value of meaningful connections, Monica believes that building and nurturing relationships is crucial to both professional success and personal fulfillment. As an esteemed professional, she has held various pivotal roles, including teacher, Assistant Principal, High School Principal, Director, and Administrative Director. Currently serving on Cabinet, Monica remains wholly dedicated to serving her district and community.

In all her endeavors, Monica Principe strives to make a positive impact and embraces every opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of those around her. With exceptional skills, visionary leadership, and a forward-thinking mindset, she continues to push the boundaries of educational excellence and inspire others to reach their full potential.


Dr. Kern Oduro

Board Member

Dr. Kern Oduro is the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Education fromClaremont Graduate University in 2012. Prior to becoming Assistant Superintendent, he served as principal at Colony High School and Rancho Cucamonga High School.







Daniel Byun

Board Member

Daniel Byun is the Founder and CEO of Smiles Business Services, LLC (SBS) and a Founder Partner of Dental Kidz Club (DKC). SBS provides merger & acquisition consulting and full business cycle management services to pediatric dental groups in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Dental Kidz Club is a fast-growing pediatric dental group that provides children dental services throughout Southern California. Currently, with 8 convenient locations, there is a DKC near you!

Daniel received his undergraduate degree from CSUF and completed his MBA from the prestigious Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University.

In his free time, you can find him coaching boys' volleyball or traveling to his kid's club volleyball games. 


Alex Espinoza, Sr.

Chairman Emeritus


Alexandro Espinoza was the  Chairman of the Foundation  for over 20 years and retired in 2923. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a degree in English. In 1981, Alexandro Espinoza, founded Espinoza Enterprises, a real estate company serving the housing needs of southern California families. Today the firm has developed into All Nations Realty, where Espinoza is the broker, continuing with the tradition of the company's motto, "believing you can own your dream." Espinoza has been recognized with many awards. Among them was the prestigious Ernst & Young Inland  Empire Entrepreneur of the Year Award, received in 1996. During the same year, De Oro Home Loans, a  company owned by Espinoza was named by HUD as one of the top five lenders nationwide for Hispanic  borrowers. Hispanic Business Magazine honored Espinoza as one of the top ten Hispanic entrepreneurs in the  nation for the year 2000. In January, 2001, he received the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Community Service  Award, and in April was honored by Chaffey College as one of its Alumni of the Year. In October, 2001,  Espinoza was recognized in Washington, D.C. as the first winner of the HOPE (Home Ownership Participation  for Everyone) Awards, Brokerage Division.

The Foundation is eternally grateful for his vision and leadership.