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Human Services Association (HSA) Board of Directors Announces Retirement of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leticia Chacon
Posted: June 18, 2021 | News
The Human Services Association (HSA) Board of Directors has announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Leticia Chacon effective June 30th 2021.
“Ms. Chacon is a committed leader who has continued Human Services Association’s legacy of providing compassionate and comprehensive care to our communities,” said Board Chairman Cesar Zaldivar-Motts. “Her positive, empathetic, and culturally sensitive approach to leadership has strengthened our organization and helped make it a trusted pillar of our communities. I thank her personally, and on behalf of the Board and the leadership team, for her invaluable contributions to Human Services Association.”
Ms. Chacon has served as Chief Executive Officer since July 2011. Under her leadership, Human Services Association developed culturally-sensitive programs that incorporated empathetic values and traditions, expanded collaborative relationships with other community organizations to provide comprehensive services, and broadened the range of programs offered by our organization. Additionally, she implemented her expertise in developing culturally-specific programs to ensure children and families felt comfortable and safe while receiving services.
Prior to joining Human Services Association, Ms. Chacon served as Director of Social Services in the Los Angeles County Health Department, Maternity and Infant Project. She also served as Family Preservation Director for Human Services Association before assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Chacon graduated from UCLA with a Master of Social Welfare degree in 1974 and received her License in Clinical Social Work in 1979, giving her over 40 years of experience in the field of social work.
In 2020, Ms. Chacon was recognized as a “Woman of the Year” by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Commission for Women.
“It has been an honor to help lead such a talented, devoted, and compassionate group of people,” said Ms. Chacon. “I am immensely grateful to the Board of Directors for the opportunity help make our communities better places for our families and seniors to live, work, and play in. Seeing our beloved organization grow and evolve during my time as CEO is the most gratifying experience of my career.”
Please join the Human Services Association Board of Directors in wishing Ms. Chacon a happy and fulfilling retirement.