Kitty Lopez has been the Executive Director for First 5 San Mateo County since June, 2013. Kitty previously was Executive Director of Samaritan House for 11 years, a leading safety-net nonprofit agency serving low-income families and individuals in San Mateo County. She has been Past President and current member of the San Mateo Rotary Club; board member of HEART (Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County); Policy/Advocacy/Communications Chair of the First 5 State Association. Her background includes teaching elementary and high school students and educational consulting for children with autism, substance abuse, and other psychiatric needs. She has a CA Teaching Credential and BA in Developmental Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. Kitty began her career as a volunteer in Los Angeles, where she grew up, teaching children who are blind and have visual impairments how to swim. Kitty’s personal dream is the same as the vision for First 5 San Mateo County: Success and opportunity for every child.
Last modified: February 14, 2020