Personnel Commissioners

Joint Appointee: Sandra Hernandez 

Sandra Hernandez is first and foremost a parent of a La Puente High School graduate. She is deeply committed to the success of our students in the district. Sandra brings with her 35 years of experience working in the library at Rio Hondo Community College. She has gained a thorough working knowledge of the California Education Code through her 10-year experience as chapter president of the local California School Employees Association. She is a member of the shared governance structure of Rio Hondo College, ensuring multi-stakeholder representation of the campus community. She is a current Vice President on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and a current board member of Labor Community Services of LA. Sandra earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and lives in La Puente with her son who now attends Cal State LA. Sandra’s 2nd term as Commissioner is effective until November 2024.

Board Appointee: Henry Gonzales

Mr. Henry Gonzales was appointed to the Personnel Commission as the Board of Education’s appointment in December 2018. Henry was re-appointed to a second term in December 2020 and his term is effective until November 2023. Henry has resided in Hacienda Heights since 1985, where he and his wife have raised five children in the community. Two of their children graduated from the United States Naval Academy and the other three from state colleges. Their youngest daughter graduated from law school. Henry Gonzales has been very involved over the years in the community including Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

He is an executive and marketing leader with the career experience and intense drive to succeed and meet challenges in the real estate development and finance industry. Since 1985, he has developed his expertise in team building/recruiting, leadership, business development/government affairs, negotiations, implementation of current policies and the in-depth understanding of the finance industry. Over the past 30 years, he has developed skills with the top finance lenders in the real estate development industry.

Mr. Gonzales has a proven record across all major corporate functions; he is skilled in all areas of executive management for developing startup offices in the mortgage industries. He has directed presentations to public agencies, organizations and community groups, and coordinated functions with Realtors and public officials such as members of Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, City Councils, and School Boards.

His real estate career has afforded him opportunities to grow Real Estate Broker, development builder, and construction development businesses in California. He has had over 30 years of experience in construction management development, the finance industry, real estate and education.

Education:  University of the Pacific, Santa Monica College

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