Senior Vice President of Impact, United Way Worldwide
Funders Together Board Vice-Chair
Alicia serves as Senior Vice President of Impact for United Way Worldwide. She is responsible for the development and design of strategies and programs in the areas of education, income and health for the network United Way in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, she was the Vice President for Community Investment at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles for nine years where she was responsible for the development and management of policy, research and grant making programs. United Way in Los Angeles is focused on ending homelessness, increasing the high school graduation rate, and increasing the financial stability of low-income families.
Previously, Alicia was with The California Endowment, a private foundation with priorities in the areas of health care access and health disparities. For eight years she held a number of positions there including Vice President of Program; Director of Responsive Grant Making; and Senior Program Officer.
She has served on multiple boards and commissions over the years and is currently on the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Obesity Solutions and the board of directors for The Ms. Foundation for Women and the Larchmont Charter School. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles.