Meet the Board of Directors
We are a team of dedicated professionals, doing whatever it takes to provide opportunity for children and adults with family-based health, fitness, education and inclusion programs through golf activities.
Lorena Ochoa R.
Recently retired LPGA Tour Champion and former Rolex LPGA #1 Player in the World. Lorena has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People on Earth and by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Important People on Earth. She has been honored as Best Athlete, Player of the Year and Woman of the Year by organizations such as Fox Sports, LPGA, USGA, EFE, Glamour Magazine, The Associated Press and ESPN.
“Golf is the best way for families to have healthy time together. Golf was the best thing that ever happened to me and I want everyone to have the same opportunities.”
Jason Taylor, PGA
President of the Southern California Section of the PGA of America from 2009 to 2011 and currently serving on the SCPGA Board of Directors as Honorary President. A PGA Member since 1998, Taylor was awarded the SCPGA’s highest honor in 2004 when he was recognized as the SCPGA Golf Professional of the Year. Taylor is one of the founders of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation and has served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer since it’s inception.
“Working with Lorena and the foundation is an amazing experience. We’re having a positive impact on the lives of entire families and having fun on the golf course is how we do it. This is special.”
Omar Osornio is Director, Business Development and Community Relations of CareMore Health System, a leading healthcare delivery organization specializing in caring for the senior population. Omar has over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry and has a passion for advocating for the underserved. In his current role with CareMore, Omar is responsible for building and nurturing partnerships in the community to provide aging adults and their families with education on healthcare options and other important topics. He is also the organization’s Spanish media spokesperson and leads the Hispanic outreach initiative. Omar has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations over the past twenty years.
“I am honored to be invited to serve on the board of directors of the Lorena Ochoa Foundation. Helping children and families is something that I am passionate about. I look forward to working with the foundation and its supporters to impact our community by providing programs to enrich the lives of children.”
Ramon Alvarez C.
Alavarez is the President of Alvarez Lincoln and Alvarez Jaguar in Riverside, California. A dedicated civic leader, Ramon has served as Vice President of California’s New Motor Vehicle Board, President of the Riverside Auto Center, Chairman of Lincoln-Mercury Dealer Association and President of the Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Alejandro Ochoa R.
Brother of Lorena, Alejandro is the CEO of Grupo Ochoa and Ochoa Sports Management.
“I support Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation because I believe it offers people the way to balance life based on the fundamentals. I live by the same principles and my life as well as my family has been positively affected ever since.”
Rachel Yáñez is Director of Marketing & Business Development for Family Health Alliance Medical Group. Based out of Montebello, with over 30 independent (medical) provider offices who primarily serve a Medi-Cal population, she has built excellent relationships with those offices and the people they serve.
With over twenty-five years of healthcare industry experience with health plans, hospitals, medical groups, and the American Diabetes Association, she is a strong advocate for those in need, always looking out for what is best for the patient.
Aside from helping grow their patient base and medical/specialist panels which includes contracting and credentialing, attending community health trainings/update sessions, and wearing many other hats, Rachel also does monthly outreach to hundreds, at times thousands, of FHAs Medi-Cal patients, helping them with eligibility, health plan or PCP changes, and interacts with DPSS staff when necessary, going beyond the norm. When asked why she does what she does, her reply is simple: “I always think of my dad; how he was being ignored during his last hospital admission, and how things changed (for the best) once I got involved. I don’t want anyone else to go through that and will help everyone and anyone."
Fluent in English and Spanish, she has served on many for and non-profit boards and is currently a board member of the Police & Business Association of Hollenbeck.
Being asked to serve on the board of directors of the Lorena Ochoa Foundation is an opportunity to help expose children and families to sports and education. Although I took up golfing very late in life, I know it offers many learning tools and personal growth opportunities. Through the sport I’ve met and engaged with great people; it builds character and tells so much about others; and has given me a different outlook on life. Ask anyone about that amazing feeling when they hit that one ball the right way…wow! It is unlike any other feeling and keeps you going back.
The next child that comes through the academy doors may very well be the next Lorena Ochoa, Steve Jobs, Jaime Escalante, or POTUS. Children are our greatest resource and we must tend to them, help, educate, show by example, and keep them engaged. By working together, we can make a positive impact and set the tone for their adult lives. If we do right by them, they will continue the legacy we have begun.