Executive Board of Directors
Elisa TrevinoVice President
Karla Narváez-Flores, MBASecretary
Annissa Fragoso is a Farmers Agency Owner located at 527 W Main Street, Merced CA an. She began her career with Farmers Insurance in 2012 and overall insurance experience as an insurance professional for 13 years. She has been a Board of Director for approximately 6 years and currently serves as the MCHCC President for the 2021 – 2022.
Annissa’s greatest joy with the Hispanic Chamber has been watching the facial expressions of new business owners, who come to the chamber for their ribbon cutting. Seeing their expressions of pride is an amazing experience to witness over and over. Their excitement and enthusiasm keep her driven as she never wants to lose the same excitement in her own business. Her second achievement has been chairing the 5K Cowboy/Vaquero Run. For 4 years in a row, the Hispanic Chamber’s event has helped keep the scholarship foundation funded for Merced County graduating seniors.
Annissa has lived in the community of Merced for over 22 years. She came from Tracy, CA where she was born and raised. She is looking forward to being a grandmother and hopes for the future is that she can continue to give back to her community and to be remembered for her love and generosity for all humanity.
I (Ana Rosa Dávalos) was born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico I moved to California in 1999, I attended Merced College and later the University of Phoenix to pursue a career in Accounting. I was offered an internship at Kemper CPA Group LLP and later hired in 2006, I have been with Kemper since then, and my current position is Senior Accountant, with experience in the following fields: Payroll, Bookkeeping, Income Tax, Auditing, Financial Statements (Compilation Reports) Human Resources and more. Previously I have served as an executive board member (Treasurer) of the Merced County Hispanic Chamber for two full terms.
“Volunteering creates empowerment”
Karla Narváez-Flores, MBA
Board of Directors
Lupe Rubalcava JrProgram Manager | Human Services Agency
Maida MirandaOwner | Minuteman Press, Merced
Elizabeth GuzmanStaff | El Tlahualil Restaurant
Norma HernandezLife Insurance Specialist | AAA
Gil CardonBusiness Advisor / UC Merced SBDC
Lupe Rubalcava Jr
Maida is the owner of Minuteman Press, Merced – a full service printing, marketing, and design center. MMP Merced is an independently owned and operated family business; she works alongside her son Josh who is the Graphic Designer/Production Specialist. Minuteman Press, Merced was chosen by the Merced County Hispanic Chamber as their Business/Member of the Year in 2018.
Maida is excited to be a part of MCHCC’s Board of Directors and is looking forward to helping other businesses thrive in Merced.
Norma currently works as a life insurance specialist for AAA Insurance providing families lifelong security. She has worked at Devon’s Jewelers since 1995 and has years of customer service, sales, and leadership experience.
She is excited to contribute to the Hispanic Chamber’s mission of empowering local business with the tools and knowledge to succeed in the community.
Fernando FloresMerced College | Milan Institute
Geneva RojasLe Grand High School District
Joel SalcidoMerced Unified High School District
Juan AlbertoFarmers Insurance Annissa Fragoso Agency
Magali TorresUC Merced
My name is Fernando Flores. I’m a First Generation latino student at Merced College and I’m working on my business degree. I’m also a full-time employee at Milan Institute here at the Merced Campus as the Career Services Coordinator. We are a private vocational school where our mission is to meet the needs of students and employers by offering short-term educational programs in career fields with solid growth potential such as Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetician, Medical Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant and Dental Assistant besides offering these amazing programs we are also a full-service salon and we are open to the public.
In my spare time I like to read books because reading helps me explore undiscovered worlds. I also enjoy gardening. Im a plant lover and last but not least “Zumba” I love to dance.
My name is Juan Carlos Alberto. I’m a 22-year old college student. I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. I immigrated to the United States at the age of 9. Since coming to the US I lived most of my life in Norwalk, California (it’s a city in LA County). Until coming to Merced in 2016 to start my college journey at the University of California, Merced. I will be graduating this upcoming December with a B.S. in Management and Business Economics and a minor in Psychology. I’m also part of The Kappa Sigma Fraternity – Rho Omicron Chapter at UCM.
Driven by a passion to uplift my community, I currently serve as the lead intern for Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS) and the Vice President of Community Service for Delta Sigma Pi.
Within our local chamber, I serve as an ambassador and am researching ways to help our chamber and our community excel given the new circumstances COVID-19 has presented our world with.
Aside from my current positions, I enjoy connecting with community members and finding creative ways to help Merced become the best version of it it has the potential to be.
Manuel Garcia Salas
Juan joined the Hispanic Chamber back in 2016 as Board of Directors, Past President 2019 – 2020 and now serves as Ex-Officio of the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
He is very passionate about business development, community engagement, youth development, career development, event planning and most importantly seeing people smile. He brings enthusiasm, laughter, and an optimistic approach to the Hispanic Chamber and all its membership. He most definitely enjoys connecting with new and existing businesses and seeing them prosper.
Juan moved to the City of Merced in 2008 and obtained his B.A.( Economics) from the University of California, Merced. He currently manages the day-to-day operations of the Welcome Center as the Welcome Center Coordinator at the University of California, Merced for the Office of Admissions. Visit the tours page to schedule a visit.
Juan Román, Ex-Officio