to the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County virtual site!
We are part of the County of Riverside government and a new member of the Riverside
County Department of Public Health team. As the Executive
Director of Riverside County
Community Action Partnership, my
responsibilities include leading our paid staff of over 60
as well as
hundreds of volunteers in providing much needed assistance to the
residents of our
28 cities and the unincorporated areas of Riverside
County. Our task is not easy
as many of our 2.3 million residents have
suffered greatly through the
recession and our slow economic recovery.
one of California’s fastest growing counties, poverty and economic
challenges are growing amongst our single parent families, seniors, and
We also serve one of America’s largest Military Veteran
populations of 133,000 members
plus their dependents. Our goal includes
providing clients with services with respect and dignity.
diligent in maintaining a balanced budget while delivering services to
our residents, along
with serving the needs of our Riverside County
Board of Supervisors and County Executive Officer.
to being appointed the Executive Director of Community Action
Partnership & the Deputy Director of the
Department of Public
Health, I began my government service with the County of San Diego at
as a part-time employee. Later, I served as a staff member in
the United States House of
Representatives specializing in helping
constituents resolve issues with the federal government. In this role,
assisted residents with social security, veteran benefits, and resolved
disputes with the federal government.
My gained experience and
knowledge was an attribute to my transition to the County of Riverside
member of the Board of Supervisors fifth district team.
have worked for the Economic Development
Agency, County Library system,
and Housing Authority. Over the years I have gained expertise in
Project Management, Marketing, and Grant Writing. I also had the
pleasure to serve as a Commissioner
with Community Action, while serving
as Mayor of Banning. While
working full time and pursuing my
college education, I completed my
bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Redlands,
as a Laura Bush Scholar, I earned a full merit scholarship to
University and completed a second master’s degree in Library and
Being the first member of my family to graduate
from college, I recognize the importance of education.
here to serve Riverside County residents and those families and
individuals in need.
Our entire team at Community Action Partnership and
the Department of Public
Health are devoted to service above self and
doing as much as we can to return our clients to self-sufficiency.
look forward to the future, we will increase partnerships, incorporate
and find creative ways to reach our customers while creating
health and wealth. I am grateful to
lead a dedicated staff in serving
our public and welcome your comments and suggestions about our programs.
Please feel check our website often at www.capriverside.org
for the most up to date information about our
programs at Community
Action Partnership of Riverside County.
I look forward to being able to
serve and assist for many years to come.