President and CEO, California Community Foundation
Antonia Hernandez is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the California Community Foundation.
Previously, Hernández was president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national nonprofit litigation and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of the nation’s Latinos through the legal system, community education and research and policy initiatives.
Hernández began her legal career as a staff attorney with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and worked as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary before joining MALDEF in 1981 as regional counsel in Washington, D.C.
Hernández earned her B.A. in History at UCLA in 1970 and J.D. at the UCLA School of Law in 1974.