Bakersfield OfficeDr. Jess Nieto (left), Founder & Executive Director of Heritage of America, received his Ed.D. from the University of Southern California in 1975. Nieto was a counselor and professor at Bakersfield College and founded the Chicano Cultural Center & the Chicano Studies program, and served as the Dean of the Delano College Center (1971-1983). He taught classes on PreColumbian Civilizations for the State University of New York at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (1976, 1977, 1978), and he also taught for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the School of Education at California State University, Bakersfield (1984-1996 and 2003). He developed the Cross-Cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Program for the University of San Diego and taught the program classes in Bakersfield (1996-2004). He developed the Chicano Latino Scholastic & Leadership Academy and taught classes in the Chicano & Latino Studies Department for California State University Long Beach 2005-2007. Nieto is the Founder and President of Nieto & Associates: Marketing & Advertising. Dr. Nieto has won over seventy-five major advertising awards on national, regional, and local levels, including two prestigious Telly Awards. Dr. Nieto has conducted numerous research projects and has over forty publications, curriculum development, and papers, primarily focusing on Latino issues (in historical, political, educational, and cultural areas). More information about Dr. Nieto is available in this article and on his CV page.
Patricia Rainey, MPH, Heritage of America Program Co-Director & Fund Development Coordinator, graduated from the School of Public Health, UCLA. She is the Director of Citizenship / Immigration Services, Program Development, grant writer, and the graphics/desktop publishing specialist for HAECF. As the citizenship and immigration specialist, she has carried out a plethora of services in this field. She also coordinates the Loan Modification Program for Heritage and The Helpful Hands Foundation.
Selene Magana, a former member of the Chicano Latino Scholastic & Leadership Academy (2005-2007), Selene is a graduate of California State University with a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree and plans to continue her education and seek a doctorate in education. She has worked on numerous projects with Heritage, and with her Masters Degree in Counseling, she makes a terrific Field Counselor in the Loan Modification Program of Heritage and The Helpful Hands Foundation.
Hu, MD, Ph.D., Director, China/Pacific Rim Project, Beijing Office, (right)
received his medical degree from Tianjin Medical School in 1982. He earned a
Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Paris (1988). Heritage
and Dr. Hu have developed educational programs for Chinese students at the
elementary, high school, and university levels to study in the
Tianjin City Office
Mr. Ellis Wu,
Director of the Tianjin Office
Caracas, Venezuela Office
Lic. Michelle Prudant,
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