Our Story

Over 50 Years of experience in training, education, and community services.

Our Vision

Proteus’s corporate culture is rooted in its Mission to serve. 

Our Culture

Proteus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Proteus, Inc. is governed by a tri-partite Board of Directors made up of representative from the four county service delivery areas of Fresno, Tulare, Kern, and Kings Counties. Board members represent the public, private, and low-income economic sectors. If you are interested in joining the Proteus Board of Directors, please contact Patricia Villareal at (559) 733-5423 or pvillareal@proteusinc.org . Application to apply is below.

Interested in Joining Our Board?

Proteus, Inc. invites applicants to apply for (3) vacancies on its twelve member tri-partite Board of Directors. Board members represent the public, private, and low-income economic sectors in four of Proteus’s service delivery areas: Tulare, Kings, Kern, and Fresno Counties. We are currently looking to fill members in Tulare, Kings and Kern counties. All others interested will be considered.

Armida Espinoza
Armida Espinoza Chair
David Mendoza
David Mendoza Board Member
Maria R. Lemus
Maria R. LemusVice-Chair
Paul Espinosa, Jr.
Paul Espinosa, Jr.Board Member
Mario A. Gonzalez
Mario A. GonzalezBoard Member
Elizabeth Nunez
Elizabeth NunezTreasurer
Victor Salazar
Victor SalazarBoard Member
Alejandra Juarez
Alejandra JuarezBoard Member
Larry Gonzales
Larry GonzalesSecretary

Our Story

Since its inception in 1967, Proteus has been in a continuous state of evolution, adding
and expanding services as the changing needs of the workforce emerge.

Robert A. Alcazar, Chief Executive Officer

“I’ve had the pleasure of working for Proteus, Inc. since 1978, and I’ve seen it change and evolve many times over. The one constant has been the clarity of purpose and sense of mission that every employee has committed to heart.”

Established in 1967, Proteus, Inc. is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit community based organization that operates community, employment, and training programs. Comprised of six (6) divisions that include Education, Farmworker, Youth, Adult, Energy, and Foster Family Agency, Proteus currently administers over 40 different programs throughout Fresno, Kings, Kern, Tulare, and Northeastern Los Angeles (Lancaster) counties.

Proteus, Inc. strives to be the premiere resource for farmworkers.

Our “Mission” is to provide education, job training, job placement, and other support services to farm working families and other program participants.


Our Vision

Proteus’s corporate vision is rooted in its Mission to serve.

Each employee has made a promise to provide compassionate, top-quality service to our customers.  In return, employees are provided an equitable workplace where diversity is valued, open communication is appreciated, and teamwork is encouraged. 

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working for Proteus changes lives


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