Yohana Quiroz

Chief Operations Officer, Felton Institute, Children, Youth, Family and Transitional Age Youth Services

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 $9.8 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.