Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families welcomed Richard Gutierrez as their Chief Financial Officer on Monday, November 9th. Gutierrez joins Casa Pacifica’s senior leadership team guided by Chief Executive Officer Shawna Morris, who joined the nonprofit in July. Morris said, “We are fortunate to have Richard joining our team as he has all the requisite experience and skills and most importantly, he has a heart for the youth and families we serve.” Gutierrez comes from a nonprofit background, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Options For All – a San Diego-based nonprofit providing programs that give individuals with intellectual and developmental disability more options for living their lives to the fullest, including job support and independent living.
Gutierrez will work closely with Morris and the Board of Directors to ensure Casa Pacifica continues on a healthy financial trajectory. “I am so excited and pleased to be joining the strong leadership team of Casa Pacifica. I look forward to partnering with what is obviously a dedicated and committed Board of Directors in advancing the vital mission of the organization. I will do my best to lead a strong financial team so we can continue to support the organization as we encounters new strategic and programmatic challenges,” said Gutierrez on his first day.
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Its mission is to restore hope, enhance resilience, and strengthen community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers ten community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. One of those community based programs is their foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica is a private insurance program designed to offer Casa Pacifica’s high-quality mental health services to private insurance youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.