Who We Are
With over twenty years of experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, Jessica Garza-Padilla serves as the Executive Director of LVA. As a military spouse, she believes in the importance of elevating the military family and understands the intricacies of life before and after the service. She is passionate about combining innovation, veteran services, and the 4th industrial revolution.
A proud veteran of the United States Navy, Marco Padilla brings expertise and insight to LVA, with the aim of building a community dedicated to strategic partnerships. He believes Latino Veterans can serve as catalysts to reduce opportunity gaps in Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. As a doctoral candidate in Business Administration, Marco believes Latino Veterans have the potential to flourish in business and leadership roles.