Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO)
Chief People Officer
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.
Director of Business Development
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.
Chief Operating Officer of Children, Youth and Family and Transitional Age Youth Divisions
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.