The Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is pleased to welcome Edgardo Monroy as the new Executive Director to the organization. Edgardo is a native of Santa Cruz County, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Business Administration from California State University of Monterey Bay. He brings with him over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector delivering educational programs and services to low-income families and individuals.
His experience is rooted in his work with health issues, such as childhood obesity, oral health, asthma and diabetes. He managed a health services department for the Santa Cruz County Head Start Program ensuring that all children received regular well-child exams and vaccinations. Edgardo was also involved in making policy changes in the City of Watsonville, partnering with other non-profits and city leaders to promote smoke-free parks and to educate the community about the dangers of second-hand smoke.
The non-profit sector has always provided the opportunity for Edgardo to give back to his community and to make a positive contribution. He is a strong believer and advocate of educational programs as a tool to improve the quality of life for all community members. As a leader, Edgardo is inspired by working with others to strengthen families, and to empower communities to become their own advocates.
In his new role as Executive Director of CAPC, Edgardo is very excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact throughout Tulare County. He is looking forward to continue building on the work of former Executive Director, Ramona Chiapa, and the CAPC Executive Committee.