SBCC Leadership

Vicki Gaubeca, Director

SBCC Director

Vicki Gaubeca serves as the Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition from Tucson, AZ and also serves as the Policy and Communications Strategist for Alliance San Diego.


JennyB&WSBCC Co-Chair

Christina Patiño Houle is the Network Weaver for the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network. The RGV EVN is a coalition of nine non-profits working to advance equity and immigrant rights in the region since 2009.

Michael Seifert, TX

SBCC Co-Chair

Lillian Serrano is the chair of the San Diego Immigrant Rights ConsortiumLilian is dedicated to promoting social justice all around her and strongly believes that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.



Mark Adams, AZ

Mark Adams serves as the US coordinator for Frontera de Cristo, a Presbyterian Border Ministry centered in Agua Prieta, Mexico and Douglas, AZ.


Johana Bencomo, NM

Johana Bencomo is the Executive Director for NM Comunidades en Accion y de Fe (CAFé), a faith-based grassroots organization working to empower immigrant and other marginalized communities through organizing so that we can shape and redefine policies and narratives that promote opportunity for all.

Kevin Bixby, NM

Kevin Bixby, NM

Kevin Bixby is the executive director and founder of the Southwest Environmental Center in Las Cruces, NM. Kevin is also currently serving on the Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors. Kevin founded KTAL-LP, a community radio station. Kevin currently serves on the board of the radio station, and cohosts Earth Matters, a weekly show about conservation issues.

Kevin Bixby, NM

Gabriela Rodriguez Clark, AZ

Gabriela is the Network Organizer of the Southern Arizona Groups.

Ricky Garza - Texas

Ricky Garza, TX

Ricky Garza is a Staff Attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project based in McAllen, TX in the Rio Grande Valley, where he focuses on advancing border justice by challenging border militarization, the criminalization of migration, and continued family separations.

Andrea Guerrero, Co-Chair

Andrea Guerrero, CA

Andrea Guerrero serves as the Executive Director of Alliance San Diego, which serves as a community empowerment organization that builds coalitions to promote justice and social change.

Andrea Guerrero, Co-Chair

Alba Jamarillo, AZ

Alba Jaramillo serves as the Executive Director of Arizona Justice For Our Neighbors, a non-profit organization that provides low-cost and pro-bono legal services to low-income immigrants and that engages in advocacy efforts for a just immigration system. Alba is also an immigrant and a community organizer in Tucson.

Andrea Guerrero, Co-Chair

Adriana Jasso, CA

Adriana Jasso is the Program Coordinator for the U.S.-Mexico Border Program of the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego.



Jennifer Johnson, D.C.

Jennifer Johnson is the Border Policy Advisor for Southern Border Communities Coalition and Church World Service.

Pedro Rios, CA

Pedro Rios, CA

Pedro Rios serves as the director of the American Friends Service Committee’s U.S./Mexico Border Program and has been on staff with AFSC for 13 years. 

Nia Rucker

Nia Rucker, NM

Nia Rucker is the Policy Counsel and Regional Manager of the ACLU of New Mexico
Michael Seifert, TX

Michael Seifert, TX

Michael Seifert is the Border Advocacy Strategist with the ACLU of Texas. 


Erin Grassi, CA

Erin serves as the Human Rights Policy Advisor for SBCC.




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