Facing The Challenge Award

Camille Erin Llanes-Fontanilla, M.P.A.
Executive Director, Somos Mayfair

Camille Llanes-Fontanilla has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive executive management training from the CompassPoint Next Generation Leaders of Color Program, Rockwood Art of Leadership Program, the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute's Civic Leadership Program, and the Latina Leadership Project. Camille has nine years of non-profit management experience with expertise in resource development, communications, strategic planning, program development, and management. Prior to joining Somos Mayfair in 2010, she was the Director of Development and Communications for Kidango, one of the largest Bay Area child development agencies spanning three counties with a $28M organizational budget.

As the Associate Director of Somos Mayfair, she co-led the development and implementation of the In Our Hands Campaign, re-visioning Somos into an organization that combines the best of traditional family resource center service provision and grassroots community organizing. She has led Somos Mayfair as the Executive Director since September 2013 and is excited to continue to move the organization’s community work forward. Born and raised in east San Jose and currently living just outside of Downtown San Jose with her husband and son, Camille is absolutely committed to working alongside community members address our community’s most pressing social justice issues.