Chiquita A. Serpas currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Editha House Foundation. She oversees strategic planning efforts and promotes team leadership, while also specializing in organizational effectiveness and process development. In addition, she is a coach, educator, and facilitator.
Prior to relocating to Phoenix from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Chiquita worked with The National Institute of Health where she managed a transitional housing program for patients and their families who were receiving treatment through clinical trials.
Since relocating to Phoenix, Chiquita’s has connected with many nonprofit leaders in order to identify areas of need throughout the community. The prevention and early detection of Valley Fever is an area that she is particularly passionate about as she lost a close friend to the debilitating disease.
She currently belongs to the Phoenix Rotary 100 Satellite Club and isa 2016 Leading for Change Fellow.
It’s not about winning over every person in the room; it’s about sharing your passion, your organization, that thing that gets you out of bed in the morning. As a presenter in last year’s inaugural YNPN Link Event, I was honored to share about my organization’s Localist program working to increase awareness and build pride for our state.Read more
We are so much more powerful united. YNPN provides an invaluable service for the next generation of non-profit leaders. Through building connections and creating friendships, young professionals have the opportunity to impact their local and global communities. The YNPN Link event provides the space to share with each other the transformative work of organizations in the community. The event leaves attendees and speakers inspired and energized to make a difference.Read more
So, you’re interested in YNPN Link, huh? Do you have what it takes to present in front of a bunch of strangers? Of course you do! Just in case you need some pointers, here are a few simple tips to help you prepare for the big event.Read more
Year Up Arizona opened its doors in January, 2015, pledging to help the state’s 18-24 year olds who are highly motivated but lack opportunities to enter the mainstream economy. The need for Year Up in Arizona was, and is, great as our state has the fifth highest rate of disconnected young adults in the country – those who are under-or unemployed or not enrolled in school fulltime. Having been a national success for the past 15 years, in 14 different cities, we knew we’d make quite the impact here in Arizona. But how could we ensure buy-in from the community without being known?Read more