Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, Ed.D. joins the board of directors

Jul 20, 2023

The Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation recently welcomed a new member to the board of directors, Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, Ed.D.

Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo, Ed.D
Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, Ed.D

Pinedo, a prominent figure in the Latino community of California, has led the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) as its President and CEO since April 2022. With a dedicated team of 900, Pinedo has spearheaded initiatives to enhance self-sufficiency and contribute to a dynamic community.

Before joining MAOF, Pinedo championed the cause of disadvantaged children as President and CEO of the Children’s Fund. He has a rich background in organizational leadership, serving as President of the Hope through Housing Foundation, Chief Operating Officer of National CORE, and Associate Superintendent of Business Services and Economic Development at Chaffey College. His contributions to various organizations and boards underscore his dedication to positive community impact.

Pinedo’s journey as a first-generation college graduate and son of Mexican immigrants informs his passion for community service. He attended Rio Hondo Community College, pursued philosophy at St. John’s Seminary College and later earned a doctorate in organizational leadership and management from the University of La Verne. Recognizing his transformative contributions, Union Institute & University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2021.

As Pinedo joins the board of directors, he brings his rich experience, leadership, and unwavering commitment to community upliftment. The Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation warmly congratulates and welcomes Dr. Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo to the board of directors!

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