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Staff

Deputy Victor Lopez
Deputy Victor Lopez, Executive Director
Contact: vlopez@smcgov.org

Deputy Victor Lopez was raised in the North Fair Oaks area. He has been employed with San Mateo County for over 20 years, serving five years with the San Mateo County Probation Department’s Juvenile Division. One of his assignments included managing a Community School for at-risk youth. He interviewed students to establish their eligibility, maintained and established relationships with parents and probations officers, and conducted community outreach.
In 2000, he joined the Sheriff’s Office working as a Correctional Officer and promoting to Deputy. He worked in juvenile and adult corrections, patrol, and special assignments with both the Gang Task Force and the Street Crime Suppression Team.
In 2004 he was selected for a position with the Transit Police Bureau and worked on Patrol until 2008, then he was selected as the Bureau’s Detective and Court Officer.
Since February of 2015, Deputy Lopez works for the Community Policing Unit where he is the Director of the CARON Program.
Deputy Lopez is fluent in Spanish

Jose Luis Aguirre
Jose Luis Aguirre, Outreach Program Manager
Contact: jaguirre@smcgov.org

Jose came to the United States from Colombia in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in social communication and journalism. Jose and his family settled in San Mateo County and put himself through college. In 2010, he earned his Masters Degree in Fine Arts with emphasis in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. One of Jose's passions is helping and working with the immigrant community. In 2011, Jose joined the CARON Program and has been working closely with the communities we serve.

Lydia Hernandez
Lydia Hernandez, Community Outreach Worker – Bayside
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Lydia came to United States 10 years ago. Upon her arrival, she realized that this community was different from her community in Mexico and she started participating of the parent activities at Fair Oaks School (including the CARON Citizen's Academy) to become familiar with her new community. She worked at Fair Oaks school for seven years as yard duty, library aide and parent and student tutor. She has studies on Early Childhood Development, Human Services and she's currently pursuing the certification as a Social Worker. She started working with the C.A.R.O.N. program on March of 2011.

Isela Martinez
Isela Martinez, Outreach worker - Coast
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Isela Martinez learned about the CARON Program because she attended to a leadership workshop offered in Half Moon Bay. Her passion to help others, motivated her to become a community leader. For six years, she volunteered for CARON and was hired in 2007 as outreach worker in the coast.She has attended to our citizen’s academy, and different workshops such as drug and gang prevention, among others.Isela believes that every member of the community can make a positive impact. CARON is part of the Community Policing Unit/School Resource Unit

Aida Negron
Aida Negron, Community Engagement Specialist
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Aida Negrón joined the CARON Program in January of 2016. In partnership with the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, Aida provides facilitation support for community workshops and meetings. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are in public communication and Journalism. She has been working in the Bay Area as a community liaison for more than 10 years. She also works as a graphic designer and facilitator/trainer in communication and conflict resolution.