Cindy Lorena Juarez, MBA
13932 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
Management-oriented human services professional. Experienced and passionate about serving at-risk youth and youth/familieswith mental health and substance use issues. Proven relationship builder with leadership abilities. Strategic thinker, innovator,and combined business sense with human service qualities. Advocate for cross-systematic youth and family engagement andempowerment. Autism advocate. Direct lived experience.
Master of Business Administration
December 2009Concentration: Non-profit ManagementUniversity of Maryland, Adelphi, MD
Bachelor of Science, Family Studies,
School of Public Health May 2006University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Director, Youth M.O.V.E. National
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
, Rockville, MD
Work on the development of a free standing youth empowerment organization.
Managing government subcontract (SAMHSA), finances, budgets, etc.
Through a close working relationship with Youth M.O.V.E. Board of Directors, develop structure through Bylaws,Strategic Planning, and Policy and Procedure implementation.
Conduct presentations, workshops, and speeches related to Youth MOVE to national network of local, state, and nationalorganizations and government groups.
Develop products and resources to promote youth empowerment, advocacy, mental health, substance use prevention, etc.
Provide training/technical assistance to family groups, community organizations, national non-profits, and governmentalentities related to youth engagement and empowerment, youth leadership development, and authentic youth involvement.
Manage membership activities and requirements of 46 nationwide chapters across 30 states, social marketing.
Supervise Youth MOVE staff in the National Federation of Families office and manage Consultants/Engagementsnationwide in the Consulting & Technical Assistance Pool.
St. Luke’s House –
Career Transition Program, Bethesda, MD
Managed recruitment efforts for national Social Security Administration contract: Youth Transition Demonstration.
Set up referral databases, timelines, accountability, goals, and outcome tracking for youth transition program.
Networked with youth-serving state agencies, organizations and businesses, families, major outreach to youth.
Trained direct service staff in business/special education related areas and the application to human services.
Job developed and networked for business partnerships and recruitment purposes to serve youth needs.
Provided motivational and informative speeches and workshops to community-based youth & family organizations.
Assisted with general program management and contract management.
Community Services Aide III
Street Outreach Network
Department of Health & Human Services, Montgomery County Government , MD 2007
Served high risk youth and their families, especially those gang affiliated or potentially affiliated through a start-up localinitiative aimed at prevention and intervention through outreach, advocacy, case management, and empowerment.
Formed partnerships with county, state, legal, private and public organizations to fuel start-up initiative.
Designed a weekly educational program for youth empowerment and a monthly program for parents.
Care Coordinator (Case Manager)
Maryland Choices, LLC, Rockville, MD
Completed Comprehensive Strength-Based Assessments of youth with mental health issues, youth in juvenile justicesystem and at-risk/gang involved youth, intensive Case Management/Wraparound.
Formed Collaborative Plans of Care and meticulous budgets with clearly defined goals.
Delivered strengths based, family driven, youth guided, culturally competent services in English and Spanish.