Stockton, CA — El Concilio announces the hiring of Dr. Inés Ruiz-Huston as the new Vice President of Special Programs and Operations.
Dr. Inés Ruiz-Huston will be joining the executive administrative team under President and CEO José R. Rodriguez. “Dr. Inés Ruiz-Huston embodies the spirit of community and brings talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have her by our side as we continue to strengthen community in the Central Valley”, says José R. Rodriguez, President and CEO.
Dr. Inés Ruiz-Huston served on El Concilio Board for 2 years and was past President of the Coalition of Mexican American Organizations (COMA) for over 7 years. She currently is the Vice President of the League of United Latin American Citizens Council 2060 in Stockton, California.
Known for her passion for access to higher education and promoting diversity throughout the community and across counties she has been instrumental in helping with leadership programs for the youth, developing fundraisers, and creating centers that focus on diversity.
For over 15 years Inés was the chair of the San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop and created a supportive environment to host the Native American Labor Day Weekend Pow-Wow at University of the Pacific. In 2017, the NAACP awarded Dr. Ruiz-Huston the Medgar Evers Freedom Fighter Award and in 2018 she was inducted into the Mexican American Hall of Fame for Stockton.
El Concilio is the largest Hispanic nonprofit, social services agency in California’s Central Valley, celebrating its 51st year serving the community. Since its founding in 1968, El Concilio has established a distinguished record of accomplishments through the development of comprehensive social, health, financial and educational programs, creating stronger, healthier and more productive communities through advancement for the area’s underserved communities.
Over the course of 51 years, El Concilio has grown to become the Central Valley’s heart and home for those wishing to achieve a better life, serving over 75,000 individuals annually.