Executive Committee:

  • Charlene Autolino – Chair
  • Lorna Pallares – Vice Chair
  • Gabriela Zamora – Executive Secretary

Subcommittee Chairs:
Chair, Employment Subcommittee:  Charlene Autolino

Charlene is currently the Chair of the San Diego Reentry Roundtable and has held the position of Vice Chair and Secretary and has been leading Prison Ministry for over 17 years. She serves on several committees’ and Board’s. Charlene has the experience and expertise in the area of Outreach and Networking.

Secretary: TBD


Gabriela Zamora is a dedicated advocate for social change and community empowerment. With a lifelong passion for assisting others, she embarked on a journey to realize her dreams despite facing numerous challenges along the way. Gabriela’s educational journey took an unconventional path, as she was unable to pursue higher education immediately after graduating from high school. However, driven by her commitment to making a difference, she returned to academia in her early forties, determined to pursue her aspirations. Despite encountering obstacles such as disabilities and juggling various responsibilities, Gabriela’s resilience and perseverance led her to achieve academic excellence, culminating in her graduation with honors – Summa Cum Laude – from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Her professional journey began with an internship at Metro Community Ministries Inc. (MCMI) during her final year at SDSU. Inspired by MCMI’s impactful work in the reentry field, Gabriela seized the opportunity to contribute to their mission. Upon graduation, she transitioned into a role as a Resource Manager within the organization, where she continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those transitioning back into society. In addition to her role at MCMI, Gabriela is actively involved in the San Diego Reentry Roundtable, where she currently serves as the Executive Secretary. Her commitment to promoting collaboration and advocating for the rights of individuals reintegrating into society underscores her dedication to fostering positive change within her community. Beyond her professional endeavors, Gabriela’s thirst for knowledge is evident through her avid reading habits and continuous pursuit of personal and professional growth. Committed to her faith and community, she remains an active member of her church and readily lends a helping hand whenever needed.


Chair, Policies and Procedures/Legislative Subcommittee: Pending



Chair, Housing and Transportation Subcommittee: Anthony Gutierrez, MCMI

Secretary: TBD



Chair, Education Subcommittee: Andrew “Luke” Menchaca

Andrew “Luke” Menchaca is a relentless advocate and Outreach practitioner focused on increasing access to the California Community College education and career pipeline. Luke serves as the Dean of Outreach and Student Affairs at the San Diego Community College District. There, Luke leads district outreach initiatives, strategic partnerships, the San Diego Promise Program, and support for Student Trustees. As a First generation, of low-income, student of color, and student with a disability, Luke utilized his California Community College for educational, personal, and professional development. Luke strives to reach populations and communities that are often overlooked or not intentionally supported to provide a possibility for bringing educational, personal, and career development opportunities through the California Community College system. Finally, Luke is the Education Sub-Committee Chair for the Reentry Round Table in San Diego, California and Board Chair, San Diego and Imperial Counties Cal-SOAP Consortium.

Co-Chair: TBD

Secretary: TBD