MEET THE TEAM
Albert Melena joined San Fernando Valley Partnership with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.
Patricia Lazaro is an educator who has spent her life teaching various age groups and exploring learning processes and family dynamics. With a background in family counseling and administration, Patricia has always had a passion for family education. Her interest in researching child development and effective parenting began with her own three children, who she feels were her best teachers. This passion led to the founding of Club 5, a dual-language pre-school based in Colorado, led and directed by Patricia. Additionally, Patricia has been primarily engaged in supporting the Latino community in Los Angeles for over 20 years through various non-profit organizations. If her years of experience have taught her anything, it is that cultivating a thriving community begins in the home