(L to R) Victoria Juarez and Lisa Rivas

Isaac Hernandez | Girls Inc.

(L to R) Victoria Juarez and Lisa Rivas

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Names Victoria Juarez New CEO

Lisa Murphy Rivas To Succeed Juarez As Girls Inc. Interim Executive Director

Victoria Juarez will exit her role as executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria to take the CEO’s office at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara starting December 3. Lisa Murphy Rivas will succeed Juarez as interim executive director. To Girls Inc., Rivas brings 30 years of experience in corporate public outreach and government relations, as well as many years of volunteer efforts on nonprofit and foundation boards.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria provides more than 700 young women ages 5 to 18 with after-school programs, mentorship, and academic support, among other services. Juarez’s eight-year tenure leading Girls Inc. began in 2011. She brought the nonprofit to a stronger financial footing by increasing its revenue 24 percent. A first-generation college student, Juarez said in a statement that her new position with the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara “resonates deeply with me because I’ve experienced higher education’s transformative impact firsthand.”

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