Cynthia Figueroa

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Name

Cynthia Figueroa

Affiliation

Commissioner, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Biography

Cynthia Figueroa began her tenure as President and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos in January 2011. Under her leadership, Congreso has experienced many accomplishments, including opening the Congreso Health Center ‰ÛÓ a Federally Qualified Health Center in partnership with PHMC. In September 2012, Figueroa led Congreso to expand its North American Street Campus with the newly constructed Trujillo Center that houses Congreso’s K-8 charter school and Harcum College at Congreso, an associate’s degree program. She has supported Congreso’s Data and Evaluation Department in achieving national recognition for their outcomes measurement, which now provides technical assistance to public and nonprofit agencies throughout the country. Prior to leading Congreso, Figueroa served as the Deputy Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and as the Executive Director of Women Against Abuse, the largest domestic violence agency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Figueroa brings international leadership and recognition to Congreso through a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, in which she traveled to Chile and Argentina to explore women leadership models in the government and the private sector. Recently, she also traveled to Israel as a delegate of the Israeli Foreign Ministry with the American-Israel Friendship League. Born in Arecibo Puerto Pico she is married to Robert Clark and is the proud mother of two adorable children, daughter Lola 7 and her son Santiago 2.