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Patricia Tototzintle, Chief Executive Officer

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Patti has been in executive leadership at Casa de Esperanza since 2002 and has also been a past executive director of the organization.  Patti oversees all organizational programming, internal operations, collaborations and partnerships, and board and staff leadership development.
With more than 32 years of experience in community development and nonprofit management, Patti has a demonstrated commitment to working in and with communities of color and immigrant communities.  Her areas of expertise are organizational and leadership development, community organizing, and developing community-based collaborations.  In 2011 Patti was selected as one of 15 innovative and visionary leaders to participate in the NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence Program, a ten-year initiative focused on strengthening the U.S. movement to end violence against women and girls. Patti’s previous positions include Director of Community Services Group at the Amherst Wilder Foundation and Vice President of WomenVenture, both located in St. Paul, Minnesota.   She also worked as a consultant and trainer with the Blandin Foundation to co-develop and provide team leadership for the Partners-in-Leadership Program, a comprehensive leadership development opportunity in rural Minnesota for current and emerging leaders in communities of color and immigrant communities.


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