RANCHO CUCAMONGA, MAY 31, 2018 – Inland Empire United Way’s Board of Directors announces the appointment of Dr. Felita L. Jones as President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 29, 2018. Jones, a resident of San Bernardino County, has an extensive background in nonprofit management and oversight, community outreach, fund development, and health and social services. She is well poised to lead the United Way’s efforts to reduce the cycle of poverty in the Inland Empire.
IEUW’s current chair, Tracy Simmons, on behalf of the IEUW Board of Directors, stated “After a thorough and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to have Felita join us as President and CEO. Felita is an ultimate professional with a dynamic and charismatic personality that people are drawn to. Along with her strong history in the nonprofit space, extensive fundraising success, and clearly articulated progressive vision for IEUW, we are absolutely confident that Felita is the right leader for IEUW who can create impact in the Inland Empire through the work of the United Way.”
Prior to being named as IEUW’s new President and CEO, Jones served in senior-level positions at Family, Adult & Child Therapies (FACT), Loma Linda University Health Center, and Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Foundation. Earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University Long Beach, and her Doctor of Education (EdD), Organizational Leadership degree from the University of La Verne, Jones is a published author and award winner for her work on the LAC+USC Breathmobile Program.
Inland Empire United Way is committed to improving the lives and futures of children and families in need by investing in Education, Health, and Financial Stability. We are proud that contributions given local, stay local and an impressive 88% of every dollar is invested in direct program activities. By partnering with a network of local nonprofit organizations, United Way delivers critical services to our community, connects individuals in crisis with needed resources through 2-1-1, and increases the power of local charities by providing dedicated volunteers.www.ieuw.org