Monique Turner-Lopez has been named as chief executive officer of The Family Center in Columbus and will assume her new position on Monday.
She comes to Columbus via New Haven, Conn. With more than 25 years of experience managing various programs, including case management/counseling, positive youth development, family economic success, two-generation work, work force development, re-entry services, college to career, and parent education. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
"Monique is an immensely gifted leader with a wealth of experience and knowledge in leading non-profit, multi-faceted programs," said Jeffrey Hobbs, chairman of The Family Center board of directors, in a statement. "We believe that the future of The Family Center will be in great hands under Monique's leadership."
Former CEO Lisa Scrivner announced her resignation in January. The board's executive committee, comprised of seven members, conducted the five-month search for a new leader.
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Turner-Lopez most recently served as a consultant at Boys & Girls Club of New Haven Connecticut, where she spearheaded public and private funding efforts. She has extensive nonprofit experience, including serving as chief programming officer at YWCA Hartford Region in Hartford, Conn.; director of service development at Easter Seals Goodwill Industries in New Haven; and director of the Center for Youth, Center City Churches (now Hands on Hartford).
She earned a bachelor's of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in Washington and a master's of science in human services administration from Springfield College.
The Family Center is a private, nonprofit community-service organization and parent organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley, Families and Schools Together (FAST), Consumer Credit Counseling Service of West Georgia/East Alabama and Family Counseling of Columbus.