Our Afterschool Development Team

Kimberley BoyerKimberley Boyer, Ed.D, Executive Director

Dr. Kimberley Boyer is a former director of staff development and research for the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation and now the organization’s executive director. She has seven years experience working directly with children as an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, and as an afterschool program coordinator in Fresno.

For two years at CVAF, Kim helped design and facilitate the Region VII ASSETs Learning Community, in addition to providing support to develop high quality elementary afterschool programs through trainings and onsite coaching. She continues to be involved in the sustainability of high school ASSETs programs, in the development of tools and resources to support Quality Self-Assessment, in curriculum development, and in the implementation of English language learner support in afterschool.

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCLA, a master’s degree in education from California State University, Fresno and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fresno State. Her dissertation research focused on the investigation of differences among California’s Asian American youth participating and not participating in grant-funded afterschool programs. When Kim is not working or writing, she enjoys spending time with the true loves of her life: her husband Brooks and her two kids, Emmit and Audrey. Kim also has a passion for the arts in afterschool and culinary programs.

Our Leaders and Trainers

Frank EscobarFrank Escobar

Program Manager, After School Programs, Visalia Unified School District

A well-known speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of expanded learning and youth development, Frank has partnered with Central Valley Afterschool Foundation (CVAF) in various capacities over the last decade. As a training consultant for CVAF, Frank has conducted trainings in leadership, program development and design, professionalism, workforce development, and others. Frank has represented CVAF at numerous local, statewide and national conferences. Frank also serves as a CVAF board member.

Richard Peralta, B.A., Program Development, DirectorRichard Peralta

Director of Professional Development, California Teaching Fellows Foundation

Richard “Rico” Peralta has supported youth programs in the Central San Joaquin Valley for the last decade, serving in many different capacities over the years: the front lines as a mentor and coach to young leaders; a site coordinator and program director; administrative support as evaluator; and now as a trainer, coach, and mentor to providers.

Renee Perez-MoraRenee Perez-Mora

Renee Perez Associates

Renee Perez-Mora serves as a National organizational and business consultant, with a history of effective multi-funded educational & afterschool program outcomes. As an administrator with focus on STEM & Arts, Renee has served on Quality and Policy Committees for California Afterschool Network. Invited speaker, facilitator, presenter, Renee has contributed to events and projects at Georgetown, Stanford, CSUF, USC-Latina Global Executive University campuses. Renee serves CVAF as a site program analyst/evaluator.

Logan RobertsonLogan Robertson, Ph.D

Associate Editor, Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities

Logan is active in local, regional, and statewide efforts to support expanded learning opportunities for youth. Logan has worked with programs in California, Guatemala, and Honduras. Logan has served on the faculty of the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and is also a CalSAC trainer and mentor. Her current work focuses on program evaluation and grant writing. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities (JELO) and consults for CVAF on a variety of projects.

Matilda SoriaMatilda Soria, EdD

Early Care & Education Coordinator, Fresno County Office of Education

Dr. Matilda Soria serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Expanded Learning Opportunities (JELO). She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from CSU-Fresno; a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Psychology, with a specialization in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fresno. Matilda has extensive experience conducting scientific and behavioral research among ethnic and at-risk populations, as well as in the development, management, and evaluation of educational and social service programs for children and families.