Creating a life-long love of music!
Board of Directors


Patricia Ruiz,  Vice President

Patricia Ruiz is parent of a former violinist in the Programs's Mariachi Corazon ensemble.  She appreciates her time with this worthy Program, that provides music education and promotes healthy opportunities for local youths and families.   She is happy to see that in addition to learning music, her son's spanish-speaking abilities improved significantly.  Mrs. Ruiz has participated with CCMP since 2011 as volunteer and part of the special projects group.  Her contributions to the Program have included management of a successful fundraising project, assisting with recent updates of the Program's website, generating student badges, and currently working to update the Program's standard operating procedures.  Mrs. Ruiz's professional career includes duties as a registered civil engineer, working on local transportation projects. 

Abby Beltran-Hall, Secretary

Abby Beltran-Hall has been an active volunteer in the community with various organizations, including with her church and with the local YMCA as president of the parent committee.  She has worked in the medical industry for 30+ years, currently as a registered nurse helping moms and at risk babies in the delivery room.  Abby is a loving mother of 5 and grandmother of 2. Her family is involved with CCMP in different ways, her youngest daughter is a violinist and vocalist with the mariachitos, her husband volunteers at events and as needed during class time, and Abby takes part in CCMP's mom's folkloric ballet group, dancing with the beautiful colorful dresses as the mariachi ensembles perform their music. She supports CCMP's mission and is happy to see how it benefits the local youth, providing music education, exposure to culture and heritage, advocating for higher education, and instilling positive family and social values.

Hector Hinojosa, Treasurer

Hector graduated from the University of Southern California, studied accounting and is a CPA. His career in private industry has allowed him the opportunity to travel to Mexico City, Valenzuela, and Indonesia. He is a 10 year member of the Knights of Columbus at his local church, and has served in the capacity of an officer for 5 years, of which 3 years as a Treasurer. He is married and has two sons who have graduated from the University of California at Irvine, and from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.   He enjoys music and is happy to donate his time to the positive efforts of music education of CCMP.

Rosa Ceja, Board Member & Co-Founder

Rosa Ceja is Co-founder of Mariachi For All. Along with her husband, Alex and three children, David, Carmen and Cristina, they began the non-profit mariachi music program in 2008, in the heart of San Juan Capistrano. Rosa has been a public educator for almost 20 years, currently working for the Santa Ana Unified School District. She has over 12 years of previous experience in environmental planning working for the County of Orange and the City of Tustin. Rosa holds a Masters degree in School Administration from Cal State Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Rosa volunteers her time in Mariachi For All. Her mission is to provide at-risk children and youth with an alternative to gangs, drugs and other destructive activities, as they learn how to play an instrument and sing mariachi music.  Her goal is to be able to keep children and youth in school and be able to instill in them the love of music and the willingness to give back to the community, as they become valuable and productive citizens.

Lorenzo Romero, Board Member

Lorenzo is proud to participate in the Program as a board member. He is part of the local banking community, having managed several bank branches in south orange county.  He currently manages a branch in Laguna Hills.  He is part of a military family, both his father and grandfather were in the service.  Lorenzo grew up in Camp Pendelton, later attended San Clemente High School, and went on to receive an Associate's Degree at Saddleback College.   He enjoys spending time with his recent bride and family.  Lorenzo brings his professional and community experience as a resource to the Program.