President and CEO
Maria Alvarez brings more than 25 years of experience and skill to her work with Florida’s leadership team. Her outstanding performance in financial and organizational administration provides exceptional strategic and operational leadership as Phoenix House Florida prepares to meet the challenges of the future.
Ms. Alvarez joined Phoenix House in 2007 as Director of Finance and also served as Sr. Vice President & Executive Director. Prior to that time, she had more than 15 years of accounting and management experience with organizations ranging from start-ups to multi-million-dollar corporations holding roles as Administrative and Finance Manager and Controller. In her current position of President & CEO, she is responsible for the oversight of all programs at Phoenix House Florida. Her tenure at Phoenix House Florida has been a time of growth for the programs, including the expansion and renovation of the Phoenix House Florida campus in Brandon.
Ms. Alvarez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Her commitment to the community is demonstrated by her volunteer service as a Guardian Ad Litem, an advocate for children in the court system primarily as a result of alleged abuse or neglect.
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