Leadership & Staff

    Dianna Wong

    Division Director, Nutrition
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      Edith Sanchez

      Vice President of Child Development
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        Valerie Herrera

        Directing Attorney, Immigration Legal Services
        Valerie Herrera joined IILA in January 2017. Valerie provides direct legal representation to Unaccompanied Minors in removal proceedings.
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          Lilian Alba

          Vice President of Immigrant & Refugee Services
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            Alex T. Nguyen

            Development Director
            Alex T. Nguyen is a cum laude graduate of UCLA in Political Science with concentrations in International Relations, Global Studies, and Classical Civilization.
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              Susan Eckert

              Chief Operating Officer
              Susan Eckert joined IILA in 2008 as the Director of Administration. She was responsible for handling employee relations, recruitment, safety, training & development, payroll and benefits for the agency.
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                Cambria Tortorelli

                President & Chief Executive Officer
                Cambria Tortorelli has had a career in nonprofits spanning more than 27 years, including 15 years in nonprofit leadership.  Before joining IILA in May 2021, she previously worked as the Parish Life Director at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena for 13 years, where she was the first lay person to lead the parish.
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