Meet the Board of Directors and
Executive Staff

The José Valdés Math Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded with the sole goal of supporting and sustaining the Valdés Math Program. Find out more about the Board Members of the organization down below.


Marcos is passionate about serving the community as well as promoting STEM education for our under-represented youth. Marcos currently participates in numerous nonprofit organizations as a board member or volunteer. Besides serving on the José Valdés Math Institute Foundation Board, Marcos serves on the Boards for Alum Rock Counseling Center, Amigos de Guadalupe, Respite and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease, Mabel B. Wright Education Fund, Olimpico Learning, Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (Industry Advisory Board, San Jose State center), Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality as well as part of the Pastoral Care Staff at Regional Medical Center in San Jose. He is also involved with various activities at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and volunteered for Catholic Charities for 35 years including serving on the board of Catholic Charities USA. Marcos retired from a career in engineering in 2014. Marcos has graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University and Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State, all in Engineering.

Robert is a life long resident of the Santa Clara Valley and has served his community throughout his life. As a civil rights activist he has supported and participated with many local non-profits advocating for issues and quests important to the Latino community. He has served as a volunteer for Latinas Contra Cancer, El Toro Youth Association, The American GI Forum and many more. He currently serves as a member of San José Jazz and is extremely proud of its Progression Program that provide intensive youth development cultivating their gifts through music education and performance. Robert has also served as a Planning Commissioner for the County of Santa Clara and the City of Morgan Hill. He recently retired from his position of Deputy Director of Human Resources of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Robert owned his own consulting business for 12 years and prior to that he was the President of San José Development Corporation, a San José based nonprofit whose endeavor was to develop and implement economic development strategies in low income neighborhoods. Robert received both an undergraduate and Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. As a member of the U.S. Army he served a tour of duty in South Vietnam. Robert continues to support many organizations throughout the Silicon Valley and will carry forward strong goals and objectives, fulfilling the philosophy that embraces the values of the José Valdés Math Institute.