Executive Team

Al Gilbert
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Al Gilbert, President and CEO, joined Felton as Chief Financial Officer in October 2004, after serving as a consultant to the organization for several years. Mr. Gilbert then served as Chief Operating Officer, before his appointment as President and CEO. During his tenure on behalf of Felton, Mr. Gilbert strategically executed improvements in the organization’s operating budget and negotiated millions of dollars in grants in loans. In addition, he was instrumental in the expansion of Felton operations throughout California and forged partnerships in other states.

 

Prior to joining Felton, Mr. Gilbert founded and served as Managing Partner for Entrepren, a business consultancy that focuses on fiscal and operational management, strategic planning, crisis management, auditing, and systems re-engineering. He worked as Senior Accounting Officer for Bank of America and Chief Fiscal Officer for a $35 million managed-healthcare initiative funded by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, for whom he developed an operational infrastructure to ensure fiscal integrity and contract compliance.

 

Mr. Gilbert's career as a fiscal and strategic professional includes a wide array of fields from technology, banking, retail, operations management, and manufacturing to education, social services, and government.

 

He serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors of TODCO Development Company. Mr. Gilbert also served on the Boards of Town School for Boys and the Kiwanis International, and was Board President of Art, Research and Curriculum, Inc.

 

Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Al lives with his wife and son in the East Bay.

Marvin Davis
Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO)
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Marvin Davis

Liz Dalmacio-Julien
Chief People Officer
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Liz Dalmacio - Vice President of Human Resources. 

Liz Dalmacio, SPHR,, joined Felton Institute as Vice President of Human Resources in the fall of 2016, and is focused on driving growth for Felton’s business initiatives through an effective human resources and talent strategy. Ms. Dalmacio is responsible for the overall human resources strategy and planning, staffing, talent management and succession processes, as well as all other facets of human resources needs.

Ms. Dalmacio has over 20 years of experience with both small and large organizations, and she has provided guidance and leadership to executive teams in start up, growth and stable environments. Her broad experience includes strategic planning, organizational development, talent acquisitions, union and collective bargaining agreement, employee relations, benefits and compensations, risk management, loss prevention and leadership skills training.

Ms. Dalmacio has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Maryknoll College and an advanced degree in Human Resources from UC, Irvine. She holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR/PHR-CA) and Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR/SPHR-CA) Certification from SHRM. She is an active member of her HR networks such as SHRM, NCHRA and CEB-CLC. Liz describes herself as a coach/mentor at heart. Her son plays football at Washington State University on a full athletic scholarship.

Dr. Robin Ortiz
Director of Business Development
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Dr. Robin Ortiz. 

Robin S. Ortiz Ph.D., is the Director of Business Development at Felton Institute in San Francisco, CA. Her responsibilities include management of grant submissions, fund development, and the incubation of new programs and services.

Robin holds a Ph.D. in child development and a Master’s in counseling. She has over 25 years of experience designing, managing, and evaluated social service programs specific to children’s mental health, juvenile justice, and child welfare.

Previously, Dr. Ortiz directed the first Community Umbrella Agency for child welfare in Philadelphia for the NET Community Care. Prior to that, Robin lectured in Applied Psychology in the Human Development Division for the University of Pennsylvania, and served as an Evaluation Consultant for Navin Associates.

Dr. Ortiz’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa, a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Ph.D. from the Eliot-Pearson School of Child Development at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Now that her education is finally complete, Robin enjoys any outdoor activity, including hiking, kayaking, and beachcombing.

Yohana Quiroz
Chief Operating Officer of Children, Youth and Family and Transitional Age Youth Divisions
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Yohana Quiroz. 

Yohana Quiroz is the Chief Operations Officer of the Children, Youth, Family and Transitional Age Youth services at Felton Institute.

Ms. Quiroz is an accomplished community and public policy leader with almost two decades of early childhood education, family support and social services experience with a track record of delivering organizational impact through accountability, shared leadership, transparency and integrity. She has devoted her career to issues affecting young children, youth; including pregnant and parenting teens and low income families.

Ms. Quiroz is responsible for leading interdisciplinary, intergenerational & integrated programs that include: early care and education, early intervention and inclusion, behavioral/ mental health, and other family support services. She is responsible for leading a fiscally and operationally sound division, which serves approximately 700 clients, includes 145 staff and a budget of $9.3 million dollars of City, State and Federal contracts and small / large grants from foundations and private donors.

Ms. Quiroz holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Leadership in Education from the University of San Francisco and an undergraduate degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University.

She lives in the SF Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

Marvin Davis is a Senior Executive with more than 25 years of professional accounting, audit, tax, financial consulting and management experience in the nonprofit and small business sectors.

Mr. Davis joined Felton Institute in 2004 as a turnaround consultant tasked with restructuring the financial operations of the organization. Shortly thereafter, he accepted the position of Controller and served in that role for seven years. In February 2013, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with overall management and oversight of financial operations. In July 2017, Mr. Davis was promoted to Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO), where he now additionally has management and oversight for the operations of Felton’s IT, Quality Assurance, Real Estate, Facilities, and Adult and Senior Service Divisions. As Felton’s CFOO, Mr. Davis is instrumental in strategically leading and implementing the necessary processes and procedures for the often-changing regulatory and compliance requirements, agency-wide growth initiatives, program expansions, and new strategic partnerships. In addition, Mr. Davis strategically managed the financial growth of Felton’s annual budget from $10 million to $30 million over the past 10 years; a milestone accomplishment for one of the most diverse funded non-profit agencies in the Bay Area.

Prior to joining Felton Institute, Mr. Davis operated his own accounting and consulting firm, L&L Business Solutions, specializing in accounting and consulting services to various small to mid-size businesses and nonprofits, with a focus on financial operation management, audits, and accounting system implementation and design. Mr. Davis played a critical role in developing the internal audit structure for the Salvation Army’s Golden Gate Division, serving over 15 counties.

Prior to managing his own consulting firm, Mr. Davis worked as a Senior Accountant for Grant, Smith & Vincent, CPA’s, and for Brown, Armant, Gibson & Associates as an auditor, tax preparer and financial accountant.

Mr. Davis serves on the Board of Directors of Mt. Diablo Soccer Association.

Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Cal State University at Hayward.