December 28, 2018

    2-1-1 Orange County Welcomes Adriana De La Rosa as Chief Development Officer

    Santa Ana, California, December 31, 2018 – 2-1-1 Orange County (211OC), is pleased to announce new hires, roles and responsibilities for its Development department.

    Adriana De La Rosa is 211OC’s new Chief Development Officer. In this role, she will be creating a comprehensive development strategy and integrating it with our current operational needs and vision for the future. To support our long-term strategic growth plans, Adriana will focus on growing annual fundraising capabilities and the donor base. Previously, Adriana was a consultant to Orange County non-profits, was CEO of the Delhi Center in Santa Ana and Executive Director of South Central LAMP (Los Angeles Ministry Project). She holds a BA in History, and certificates (minors) in Latin American Studies and Romance Languages from Princeton University and a JD from American University Washington College of Law.

    Reporting to Adriana is Felice Shiroma, Development Director. Felice is responsible for volunteer recruiting, outreach, communications and development support. She worked in financial services at Charles Schwab and Morningstar, and in development roles in northern California. She holds a BA in American Studies from Yale College and an MPPM from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University.

    Working with Felice are Christopher Powell, Development Support Coordinator and Francis Fernando, Manager, Volunteers & Outreach. Christopher’s non-profit background encompasses roles at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Boys & Girls Club of San Juan Capistrano and OneOC. He holds a BA in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Francis came from the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast. He holds a BS and Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine.

    Said Karen Williams, President and CEO of 211OC, “Please join me in congratulating Adriana, Felice, Christopher and Francis on their new roles. Leadership development and capacity building are crucial components of our three year Strategic Plan to connect the unconnected to Orange County resources.  We are excited about building a strong foundation for a robust Development department, and we look forward to much success from focused and fruitful fundraising efforts.”

    About 2-1-1 Orange County
    211OC runs a comprehensive information and referral system; it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online and through a multi-lingual helpline. Since 1984, we have referred residents to critical social services such as housing, job placement, food, and health insurance offered by local nonprofits and government agencies. In 2017, we responded to 76,407 client calls and hosted 167,938 website searches – a total of over 240,000 contacts including texts and emails. 211OC is the lead agency for the Orange County Homeless Management Information System, and the virtual front door of the county’s Coordinated Entry System for the homeless.

    For more information, please contact:

    Karen B. Williams | President and CEO | 2-1-1 Orange County | ph: 714-288-4007 or visit our website www.211oc.org


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