FII’s board chair, Tony Mayer, and I are writing with great pride to announce a transition in FII’s leadership.
As many of you know, I have wanted to take on a less demanding role than the CEO position. We are so pleased to announce that Jesús Gerena, FII’s Managing Partner, will become FII’s CEO on April 1, 2017.
Jesús is no stranger to FII and many of you know him well. With a lengthy background as a community organizer, he came to FII as first as the Executive Director of Boston in 2010. Jesús quickly used his community and relationship building skills to grow FII-Boston to our largest site with almost 1,000 families. In 2015, he became FII’s national Managing Partner. Developing key relationships, managing new sites and partnerships, and overseeing operations are but a few of the many responsibilities he already fulfills on a daily basis.
As FII’s founder, I will continue to serve on the FII board and take on the position of President, continuing as part of the leadership team. I will be focusing on establishing new streams of funding that can go directly to families, delivering our message to trust the families, and special projects, given the growing interest in our approach. Day-to-day leadership of FII will transfer to Jesús and our other two long-standing senior managers, Jorge Blandón who has been with FII since 2009 and Michelle Chao who helped start FII in 2001.
The board and I are fully confident that together we can achieve FII’s main goals: Catalyzing a movement where families lead their own change and bringing the best technology to the families, the social sector, philanthropy and policy makers.
I’m not leaving the work, just changing responsibilities. We appreciate your continued support of FII and thank you for partnering with and investing in families.
Mauricio Miller, Founder & CEO
Tony Mayer, FII Board Chair