Hermelinda Sapien - President & CEO

Hermelinda Sapien – President & CEO

Marite Marlow - CET CFO

Marite Marlow – CFO

COO – Pascal Do

Education – Luis Aguilar

Financial Aid – Elsa Garcia de Leon

Contracts, Planning, & MIS – Arnise DeJohnette

Human Resources – Lourdes Cendejas

IT – Ryan Nelson

Facilities – Yvette Galindo


Hermelinda Sapien

President & CEO

Hermelinda Sapien has served as CET President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 1999. Sapien has been an integral part of CET since its founding in 1967; she was the original Executive Secretary for co-founders Russell Tershy and the late Dr. Antonio Soto.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Sapien served 18 years as Corporate Director of Human Resources. Subsequently, in 1987, she was appointed as Executive Deputy Director. Throughout her tenure, Sapien has championed funding for workforce training initiatives targeting underserved and underrepresented communities.

Hermelinda Sapien is a graduate of the Durham School of Business and the Stanford University Executive Management Program. She is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum. executiveoffice@cetweb.edu


Marite Marlow

Chief Financial Officer

Marite Marlow has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since xxx. Marlow oversees the Fiscal Department, monitors the internal and financial auditing processes, and ensures compliance with fiscal policies and procedures.

Prior to joining CET, Marlow held positions at various non-profits and served as financial auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Marriott Corporation.

Marlow received her MBA and BS in Accounting from Lincoln University.

Board of Directors

  • Chairman, Bob Martinez, IBM

  • Vice Chair, Chris Longoria, SDU

  • Treasurer, Randy Lee, First Bank – Retired

  • Secretary, Daniel Ezquerro, SJECCD

  • Sam Ho, San Jose City/Evergreen College District

  • Ruben Solorio, Sacred Heart Nativity School

  • Greg Adams, Pepsi Bottling Company

  • Nancy Fimble, SJSU

  • Irene Gutierrez, San Jose City/Evergreen College District

  • Emerita Postlewait, Santa Clara Education

  • Edward Ramirez, CET Alumni, Boeing Satellite Development Center

  • Jose Romero, Intel Corporation

  • Rosa Perez, Small Business Owner

  • Dianne Otterby, Educator – Retired