The Inland Counties Legal Services Board of Directors has selected Erica Alfaro to serve as Board President for the 2024 year, due to her ongoing commitment to the organization and her dedication to justice.
Alfaro’s involvement with the Board of Directors spans nearly a decade, and she’s served as Board Vice President for the last four years.
“Erica truly embodies the work we do at ICLS. She is a tenacious advocate for justice, she knows the organization inside and out, and she has proven her commitment to those in need in our communities. I don’t think we could’ve selected a better person to lead our board and our organization through this upcoming year,” Outgoing Board President Marvin Powell, Jr. Said.
Alfaro plans to continue working with ICLS senior leadership and Executive Director Tessie Solorzano on some of ICLS’s biggest initiatives and program priorities for the year, including: the preservation of housing for residents and families; stability and safety for families and children, enhancing and protecting income and economic stability; providing wholistic services through referrals; overcoming geographic barriers; filling gaps in LGBTQIA+ legal services; and internal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives.
“We are headed into this year with a lot of momentum at ICLS, and we’re going to do everything we can to ensure residents are getting the legal help they need,” Alfaro said. “I am proud to have been selected to serve in this role and am excited to see what we can accomplish this upcoming year.”
Outside of her commitment to the board, Alfaro serves as Corporate Legal Counsel at State Compensation Insurance Fund where she’s a member of the State Fund Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Emerging Leaders Program. She’s been active in the RCBA since 2015, previously serving as Director-At-Large. She is also a past President of the Barristers, the new and young attorney organization of the RCBA, and is a founding member of the Hispanic Bar Association.
For her efforts, Alfaro was awarded ICLS’s Leader for Justice award in 2022, which recognizes leaders in the community who show a professional commitment to ensuring access to justice, especially for those in the most need. She was selected for the award due to her philanthropic focus, her selfless attitude, and her willingness to step up where needed, whether at ICLS, the RCBA, or in her own professional sphere.
We are looking forward to 2024 and another great year of service in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.