June 19 at 7:51am

Interfaith announces Filipa Rios as incoming CPO

 

IMG_9153-813x1024It is with great excitement for the people we serve that Interfaith announces Filipa Rios as our new Chief Program Officer!

Filipa brings a truly unique set of skills and experiences to this demanding leadership role.  She understands Interfaith’s work and programs, both through her past role as Senior Director of Client Services at Community Resource Center and more recently through her leadership building the North County 25 Cities Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement system.  Filipa builds strong and meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders, a hugely important factor in an organization that is built on strong and meaningful relationships with 100+ community-based organizations, 355 faith centers, 2,000+ volunteers, 140 staff, all nine north county municipalities, the VA, HUD, and the County of San Diego.

Filipa has taken on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership throughout her career.  She has coordinated and been a part of implementing a diverse set of behavioral health programs at Catholic Charities in the Bay Area; she oversaw a transitional housing drug and alcohol recovery program in San Jose; she managed an affordable housing portfolio over three communities, including 146 apartments; and she developed a continuum of services at Community Resource Center in Encinitas, including their innovative Ways to Work program and a Workforce Development Social Enterprise funded by the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund – a very prestigious accomplishment in its own right.  Filipa holds a Master in Public Administration. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the field of Public Administration at the University of La Verne.

Interfaith is truly fortunate to bring Filipa on board in this major leadership role; as our Chief Program Officer, she will be in charge of all Interfaith’s direct client services.

Please join us in welcoming Filipa Rios to Interfaith Community Services!