Eileen joins INCLUDED with over 12 years experience in working with marginalized communities in the US and globally. She specializes in end to end project management, and identifying and managing Public- Private Partnerships (PPP), civil society and non- governmental organizations to deliver programs that are innovative, participatory and sustainable. As CEO, she will manage the organization’s international headquarter in San Francisco building a global network of key partners to build community centers in slum areas.
Prior to joining INCLUDED, Eileen was the Executive Director for the Apl.de.ap Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on education, technology and arts program for marginalized children and their families in the Philippines. She successfully established the organization, and mobilized support from US and Asian investors, while building rapport with local governments and non-government organizations to manage and sustain projects beyond the funding cycle.
While living in the Philippines, Eileen consulted for the Commission on Filipinos Overseas under the Office of the Philippine President. It was in this capacity where she sharpened her focus on gender-related exploitation and violence when she led a national advocacy campaign against human trafficking, focusing on prevention and reintegration of human trafficking survivors. The role also paved the way for Eileen to expand her network with local media networks and journalists to raise awareness among local governments and law enforcement authorities.
Originally from Ormoc City, Leyte Philippines, she migrated and lived most of her life in Seattle, Washington. This is where she worked on social justice issues and gained broad program and policy experience working in human services, education, workforce development, and youth programs. She has worked for Seattle’s local government (City of Seattle and King County) and a Minnesota-based philanthropy foundation (Northwest Area Foundation) managing contractual services and grants for marginalized communities, including Indian Country.
Eileen has her master degree in public administration from the National Urban Fellows’ Academic & Leadership Development Program from City of New York's Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs. The National Urban Fellows is a US nationally competitive graduate program with a particular focus on mid-career women of color to further develop their leadership skills to serve as change agents in the public and nonprofit sector. Eileen also has a bachelor of science in international business from Oral Roberts University.