Liliana Esther Hernandez – Executive Director Inland Empire

Lilian Esther Hernandez has dedicated 24 years to PIQE, assuming various roles throughout her tenure. For the past 18 years, she has served as the driving force behind the Inland Empire office, overseeing operations in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. In this capacity, she provides invaluable leadership, direction, and guidance, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of regional office operations while maintaining a cohesive organizational structure and nurturing talent within the team. Collaborating closely with senior management, she strategically plans for PIQE’s continued growth in the region, aligning with educational and industry trends.

Ms. Hernandez’s journey with PIQE began in 1999 as a Facilitator, swiftly ascending to the role of Associate Director before ultimately being appointed Executive Director. Her engagement extends beyond the organization, actively participating in various community and educational initiatives, including partnerships with institutions like Phoenix University, United Way’s Promise Scholars program, and educational committees at esteemed institutions such as Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly-Pomona.

Before her impactful contributions to PIQE, Ms. Hernandez served in diverse capacities within the Upland Unified School District. She holds a full credential in English/Spanish Interpreting & Translating from CSUSB and completed her B.A. at Latin American Theological Seminary, currently pursuing a Masters in Leadership.

Born and raised in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, Ms. Hernandez immigrated to the United States in 1982. Alongside her husband, she serves as a Pastor at Amistad Cristiana Church of Assemblies of God in Upland, embodying her deep commitment to community service and spiritual growth. Renowned for her inspiring speeches, she has led conferences across Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, El Salvador, and various U.S. states, empowering women and fostering spiritual connections.

Driven by her passion for philanthropy, Ms. Hernandez founded “Gotitas de Amor,” a ministry dedicated to supporting orphanages and children in need. She takes pride in her role as a mother to two grown children, Caleb and Joshua, and cherishes her two grandchildren.