Lili is the founder and Executive Director of STREET RACING KILLS, a non-profit organization devoted to the mission of raising awareness and mentoring youth about the dangers of street racing and other reckless driving practices that take the lives of far too many of our children every year.
By trade, she is a certified Interpreter and marketer, interpreting in both Spanish and Italian.
From its humble beginnings as a series of talks at local high schools, SRK has grown to a nationwide (and beyond) outreach, education, and advocacy campaign, partnering with multiple groups – including law enforcement and the Auto Club of Southern California (AAA). SRK offers traffic education safety courses and reckless driving intervention programs to high school students and other youth who disproportionately fall victim to this fast and fatal trend.
She also created Val’s Respect the Road Scholarship, which provides online and “at-the-wheel” driving instruction to disadvantaged teens.
Throughout her journey, Lili has met far too many others who have lost their loved ones to reckless driving. Some of these parents and relatives have become street safety advocates themselves. Many have become volunteers. And some have even joined Lili on the Street Racing Kills Board of Directors.
In addition to her tireless work with SRK (to date, she’s been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets in the USA, Europe, and Asia), Lili is very active in her community: she’s currently the Vice President, Key Club Advisor and Speaker chair to the Torrance Kiwanis Club (where she met her current husband) and also volunteers her time to traffic safety groups such as Streets are for Everyone, Los Angeles Walks, MADD and many more.
Lili’s motto – “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain” – continues to inspire her as she strives to raise awareness for a cause she wishes she’d never discovered, to spare other parents from losing a child. And while she may be the Executive Director of the organization she founded, there’s no mistaking who’s really in charge:
“Valentina’s the boss,” she says.
Meet Our Board
FOUNDER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Responsible for overseeing the organization’s administration, programs, and strategic plan.
President at ArchiveIT
Treasurer & Advisor
LA Walks Executive Director
Lomita Councilmember / Businessman
Founder, Golden Empire Mortgage
State Farm Agent
State Farm Agent
COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Security Manager at Northrop Grumman
Maria Avila Durrell
North Carolina Outreach Coordinator
Crash Research Specialist
SRK – Video & Media Production Coordinator
Secretary at The ForeFront Media
Florida Outreach Coordinator
Practice Administrator for Cardiology Group
SRK - Student Liaison
President of the Board of Governors of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee (YLPAC).
SRK - Video & media production Coordinator
Sales Director at The ForeFront Media