The California Department of Education (CDE) is in charge of direct oversight of Chicano Federation.
Sandip Kaur, appointed by Tom Torlakson as Director of Nutrition Services of the California Department of Education in 2012, seems to have some strange ideas about exactly how "oversight" should be conducted.
When I sent Sandip Kaur a copy of a letter from Chicano Federation that threatened me with legal action for complaining to the CDE, I got no response from CDE to my complaint. Tom Torlakson and Sandip Kaur seem to agree with Chicano Federation that a citizen should not be allowed to complain about how USDA funds are handled!
My conversation with Raymond Uzeta:
"Maura Larkins: You get federal money so you should be revealing information."ANNUAL REVENUE & EXPENSES
Raymond Uzeta: "I don't thing this conversation is going to go anywhere. I have someone waiting at the door...Bye."
(See more of the conversation below.)
Fiscal Year Starting: Jul 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Jun 30, 2012
Revenue Total Revenue $18,935,564
My conversation at noon April 29, 2014 with Chicano Federation CEO Raymond Uzeta
(Mr. Uzeta returned my call to Pam Portillo.)
I asked a question about the Child Nutrition Program.
"We don't provide that information. What else can I help you with?"
"Do you feel that you helped me with that question?"
"Is that the only question you have?"
"Not by a long shot...I have concerns about the professionalism of your Child Nutrition Program."
"Where did you get those concerns? You need facts."
"That's why I'm calling. I'm trying to get facts."
"Where did you get your suspicions? Did you just wake up one day and feel suspicious?"
"I am not going to reveal my sources. You get federal money so you should be revealing information."
"I don't thing this conversation is going to go anywhere. I have someone waiting at the door...Bye." He hung up.
Chicano Federation Leadership
Raymond Uzeta/ President and CEO
Ray Uzeta – Interim CEO
Pam Portillo, Chief Operating Officer
Pamela Portillo, VP of Housing and Community Development
Pamela got a BA in Environmental Planning from UC Santa Cruz and MA in Urban Planning from UCLA. She is a member of the San Diego Association of Realtors and the San Diego Housing Federation.
Vic Salazar/ Communications and Fundraising
Vic Salazar joined Chicano Federation team in 2009 as a member of the Board of Directors. He became Chairman of the board in 2011. He served as Interim Executive during a transition period in 2012, apparently after Arnulfo Manriquez left and before Raymond Uzeta came back. Vic has a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He started Vic Salazar Communications, a Public Relations company, in 2008.
Vic was a news anchor at NBC 7 and KGTV10.
Vic likes Cottonwood Golf Club.
Chicano Federation San Diego County Child Nutrtion Program
To apply for the Nutrition Program or if interested in obtaining a State Child Care License contact Rosa Ortiz at (619)285-5600 x 328, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. - See more at: http://www.chicanofederation.org/nutrition.aspx#sthash.KyWCYtLS.dpuf