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Hector was born in McAllen Texas in 1964 to his parents Martha Elena Cortez and Sotero Cabrera but he was raised by his grandparents Jose Felipe and Maria Pesina Cortez. His family were field laborers that migrated from Texas to California when he was 6 years old. Hector graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1983. He attended Fresno State right after high school but left after a year to work. After years of working in construction, retail, direct care in group homes, and food service, he returned to Fresno City College. He earned his AA and AS in 1994. He continued on to Fresno State where he earned his BA in social work in 1996 and earned his master’s degree in social work in 1998.
Hector began his career in the Central Valley working with adolescents in juvenile institutions and group homes. He has also worked in the foster care system, in correctional facilities, as well as the state hospital, and federally funded health clinics. He has held an administrative position for a child psychiatric facility and was the clinical director for an adult psychiatric facility. He currently is the head of services at STRTP for Michigan Inc. Hector also has been a consultant and clinical supervisor for many Fresno County group homes. He is the president of the Latino Social Work Network.
With the help of his wife of 22 years his private practice SJET Clinical Services was established in Sanger California in 2013. SJET Clinical Services has provided services for over ten years to children, adults, and families from Fresno, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, Selma, Kingsburg, Del Rey, Fowler, Clovis, and Fresno. SJET prides itself on meeting the needs of the patient immediately, with no waiting list, and in a warm and supportive setting.
He has been married to his life partner and best friend and wife Teresa Vega De Cabrera for 22 years. They are blessed with three handsome sons, Sebastian, Emiliano, and Joaquin and have made Fowler their home for over 15 years
Diana was born in Mexico City and immigrated to the United States when she was nine years old.
Diana became interested in law enforcement as a teen with the Reedley Police Department Explorer program in 1997. She eventually became a Reserve CSO Jailer and then a dispatcher for the Reedley and Fresno Police Departments before becoming a Fresno Police Department Cadet in June 2003. She was promoted to Officer in November 2003.
As an officer, Diana has worked Patrol, District Crime Suppression Team, District Investigations-as a Vehicle Burglary Detective, undercover in the Street Narcotics Enforcement Team, Violent Crime Impact Team Surveillance Team, Graffiti Detective, Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) Investigations Unit-Assigned to the Bulldog Criminal Street Gang, and the Sexual Assault Unit. In 2015, Diana promoted to Police Sergeant and has supervised officers on Patrol, on the Violent Crime Impact Team, and in the Central Policing District Investigations/Problem-Oriented Policing/School Neighborhood Resource Officers. Diana has also worked as a sergeant in the Internal Affairs Bureau.
Diana is currently assigned to the Office of the Chief, in the Office of Media and Community Engagement as an Assistant Public Information Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Union Institute & University in Criminal Justice Management, and a Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego.
On April 22, 2022, CCHCC board members participated in the Hispanic Business Student Association’s annual awards banquet where the Chamber was recognized as a sponsor.
On November 23, 2021, the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted its best ever Hispanic Business Expo at the BMW of Fresno dealership. Featuring 31 informational booths for business to business networking and consumer education, the annual chamber event continued with the adopted theme of “connecting with family, businesses, and loved ones” the Hispanic community celebrates for Dia de los Muertos festivities on November 1 and 2. Following the challenges brought on by the pandemic, this successful event signals the return of the Chamber in making all of our business members more successful and competitive, said CCHCC President Sonia Gardea-Arreguin.
Thank you to everyone who made it out to this amazing event! We hope you all enjoyed it and had a great time. Below are some pictures!