SLBEF BOARD OF TRUSTEE & COMMITTEE MEMBERS

One of the highest honors within our fraternity is the opportunity to volunteer your time and talent to Sigma Lambda Beta’s Education Foundation (SLBEF). Following are descriptions as well as the requirements and expectations of our volunteer positions. If you have questions about volunteer positions, you can send them to contact@slbfoundation.com.

SLBEF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The SLBEF Board of Trustees (BOT) develops the strategy and plans to meet the mission of the SLB Education Foundation. They are also active participants in the execution of those plans through their own initiatives or through existing committees.

BOT Member Requirements and Expectations
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SAM CENTELLAS

Sam Centellas is an alum from the Epsilon Chapter at Western Michigan University. He holds a master’s degree in Education from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Western Michigan. He is currently the Executive Director at La Casa De Amistad in South Bend, Indiana.

Sam has held various fraternal leadership positions and is a former President of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. He serves as a general member on the Board of Trustees focusing primarily on fundraising activities and communications.

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DANIEL NAVARRO

Daniel Navarro is an alumnus of the Zeta Beta Chapter at the University of Florida. Born and raised in south Florida, he holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a dual Masters in Health Services Administration and Public Health.  Professionally, Daniel spent 12+ years in healthcare management and is currently responsible for the leadership, management and strategic development of a multispecialty Ambulatory Surgical Center in Doral, Florida.

Daniel has served in multiple fraternal roles both at the undergraduate and graduate level including Chapter President, Regional Director, and founding New Membership Educator for the expansion at Florida International University.

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LUIS SUIRA

Luis Suira is an alumni of the Rho Gamma Chapter at The University of Tampa. He holds a master's degree in Latin American and Border Studies from UTEP and a bachelor's degree in Government and World Affairs. He is currently a Program Officer for the El Paso Community Foundation in El Paso, TX.

 

Luis has held multiple fraternal roles, most notably assisting in the creation of the Paso del Norte Alumni Network, serving as its Executive Secretary, and serving on the Civic Engagement Committee nationally. Luis is a Brother who has dedicated himself to serving the Brotherhood to see it reach its full potential.

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Johnatan Rivera

Johnatan Rivera is an alumnus of the Phi Beta Chapter at the University of Washington, Seattle. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance, and is currently employed as a Financial Analyst at Cargill, Inc.

 

Johnatan has held several fraternal positions, including Chapter Secretary and President. Currently he serves as Assistant Regional Director of Northwest Region and NW Regional Representative of the Ritual and Education Committee. He is excited to work with the BOT to continue to support Brothers and Entities nationwide.

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MICHAEL WALKER

Michael Walker is an alumnus and founding member of the Saint Leo Colony at Saint Leo University. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He is currently employed at MetLife to help automate the Tax Department.

Mike has held numerous positions in undergrad and as an alumnus. He served on the Finance Committee and presented at BetaCon and co-facilitated Leadership Instute. He is passionate about giving back to the brotherhood and uses his professional experiences to help the work along.

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ANTHONY YBARRA

Anthony “Chacho” YBarra is an alumnus and Phoenix founder of the Phi Chapter at Kansas State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with an emphasis in Human Resources, as well as a Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development. He is currently an Assistant Director at the Kansas State University Career Center, serving as a liaison to the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

Anthony has served in several fraternal leadership positions including District Governor/Regional Director for the Midwest Region, and two terms on the Executive Board of Directors from 2015-2018. He is currently serving as an advisor to the Phi Chapter.

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RICARDO ZAMUDIO

Ricardo Zamudio is an alum from Alpha Chapter at the University of Iowa and is one of the original founders of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in Computer Science. He currently works for State Farm Insurance.

Ric has held various fraternal positions including President, Vice President of Programming and Finance. He was instrumental in establishing the Sigma Lambda Beta’s Education Foundation in 2002 and served as the Chair until 2009. He served as a general member on the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2015, and once again took on the chair position in 2016.

SLBEF COMMITTEES

SLBEF committees exist to tactically execute on the direction of the SLBEF Board of Trustees. Committee member’s talents should align with the purpose of the committee.  Following are the existing committees:​

  • Communications: Creates and executes SLBEF’s communications plan, enhancing our social media presence, and creatively sharing efforts of the Foundation.

  • Finance: Creates and maintains SLBEF's fiscal policies, manages the ESF program, and executes desired financial analysis.

  • General: Provides general support as needed to the SLBEF Chair and BoT members

  • Giving: Creates and maintains SLBEF's approach to grants and scholarships, works with SLB brothers and entities to execute and provide funding. 

  • Website: Maintains SLBEF's web presence, provides front and back-end service and support to the contribution portal.

Committee Member Requirements and Expectations
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Creates and executes SLBEF’s communications plan, enhancing our social media presence, and creatively sharing efforts of the Foundation.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Creates and maintains SLBEF's fiscal policies, manages the ESF program, and executes desired financial analysis.

GENERAL COMMITTEE

Provides general support as needed to the SLBEF Chair and BoT members

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NESTOR MEZA

Nestor Meza was born and raised in Denver, CO, and is a first-generation native. His family emigrated from Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico, searching for a new life in a new country in hopes of a new opportunity. He attended Arrupe Jesuit High School, which he gives credit for supporting and convincing him that college was a possibility. In 2015, he received his B.A. in Sociology and Chicano/a Studies from MSU Denver. Most recently, Nestor received his M.A. in Social Work at MSU Denver as well. Nestor has notably received awards for his efforts in empowering his community. In 2015, he was awarded the MSU Denver Senior Leadership Award and the prestigious community-based Cesar Chavez Male Leadership award.

 

Nestor started his professional career with Colorado Youth for a Change, an organization whose mission is to lower the dropout rate and return students to the classroom to graduate. There he was introduced to the Denver Public Schools “Pathway Schools Network”, where students can receive credits they need or lost, in a smaller classroom setting with one on one emotional support, and much more. Nestor has worked with and in pathway schools for 6 years now, and he currently works at Respect Academy as a Post-secondary Readiness Coach.

GIVING COMMITTEE

Creates and maintains SLBEF's approach to grants and scholarships, works with SLB brothers and entities to execute and provide funding.

WEB COMMITTEE

Maintains SLBEF's web presence, provides front and back-end service and support to the contribution portal.

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RICK ZAMUDIO

Rick Zamudio is an alumnus of the Alpha Chapter at the University of Iowa, where he served a year as Judicial Chancellor on the chapter’s Executive Board. He graduated with a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, as well as minors in business, math, and computer science. He is currently employed at State Farm as a software engineer.