Pati Ortega, Executive Assistant & Office Manager

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Pati Ortega as our new Executive Assistant / Office Coordinator. Pati will work closely with Akonadi Foundation President Lateefah Simon and will provide key support to the Akonadi Team. Pati comes with over a decade of office management and executive administration experience. Prior to joining us at Akonadi Foundation, Pati served as administrative support in the Calistoga and Vallejo Unified School Districts.   
Pati has always sought out ways to help with immigrant rights. In middle school and high school, she served as President of the “La Raza” club, and has also worked as a youth group coordinator with the Federation of Latin American Descendants in Vallejo. Most recently, Pati was a volunteer for the Diaz & Loera Centro Latino, which is a multi-service community center located in Vallejo, California.

When she isn’t working, Pati enjoys spending time with her husband and children, as they watch their newest addition Camila, who is 6 months old, reach new milestones everyday.