Nora is the Development & Communications Officer at Safe & Sound, a children’s advocacy organization working to prevent and end child abuse in San Francisco. Before that, she worked in communications at the World Bank, and in the private sector with a financial services firm.
Since her undergraduate days, Nora has been passionate about volunteering with youth-serving and mentoring organizations, including working with two foster youth through SFCASA. Serving on the Board of CYC is a continuation of her commitment to young people and helping them shape their communities.
Nora received her BA in international politics and history at the George Washington University, and a Master of Public Health from Boston University. When she isn’t working, you’ll likely find her running around Lake Merritt or fostering dogs with the SPCA – her other passion.
Before serving as Executive Director for California Youth Connection (CYC), Haydée served as the Executive Director for PEERS and Youth In Mind, peer-run mental health organizations; a Social Scientist and Technical Assistance Specialist working with federally funded workforce development programs, nonprofits, and for profit organizations; the Program Director for Youth Advocate Program in Alameda County; and the Southern Region Policy Coordinator for CYC. At the age of 16, while in foster care, Haydée was a founding member of California Youth Connection (CYC) in Los Angeles county.