Martin Hernandez for Interface
Martin Hernandez for Interface Children & Family Services
the last 11 years, Martin Hernandez has served as Chief of Staff to Ventura
County Supervisor, Kathy Long. He represents Supervisor Long at meetings and
events primarily in the Santa Clara River Valley in addition to handling other responsibilities
from planning meetings to administrative details. He became involved with
Interface in 1998 as the Director of the Santa Paula Family Resource Center
and, since then, has stayed active in the Resource Center’s Advisory Board and
just recently joined Interface Board of Directors. Hernandez is a Certified
Addiction Treatment Specialist and a United States Air Force Veteran.
"I am so excited about having the opportunity to dance
and raise funds for Interface Children & Family Services – and particularly
for the Family Resource Center Programs in which they pioneer! Having had
direct experience managing a family resource center, I know first-hand how
effective this approach is to engaging families who are in need of support with
a wide range of services. By raising funds for Interface to put towards
this type of programming, we are investing in the health of our
communities. So, thank you in advance
of your support. Now, let's dance!"
Christina Maggio is known as "La Maestra", the high school English teacher who dances salsa. Christina has enjoyed many genres of dancing since she was 3 years old and fell in love with Salsa dance nine years ago. She has taught salsa dance locally and in El Salvador and Mexico. Christina recently formed a salsa dance troupe, Ladies in Heels, providing salsa lessons or demonstrations to community organizations with the goal of demonstrating how salsa dancing unites cultures and generations. Christina says that Salsa is her passion because it embodies freedom, family, and fun. She offers lessons on Sunday night at Capistrano's in Oxnard.
Strengthening children, families and communities to be safe,
healthy and thriving. Established in 1973, Interface Children & Family
Services addresses the multifaceted needs of families through our core program
areas: mental health, youth and family strengthening, family violence
intervention, 2-1-1 information and referral, training and technical
assistance. Interface has developed and is currently expanding our Family
Resource Centers, designed to provide family support, domestic violence
intervention, outreach, youth activities, prevention and counseling services
within economically challenged communities. Interface serves over 26,000
individuals annually. Interface is seen as one of the most important non-profit
organizations in Ventura County offering broad-based programs and services to
families. Learn more.