As MCAN’s operations manager, Tricia is responsible for helping the organization run smoothly and supporting various departmental efforts. This includes support with finances, human resources, operations, systems, compliance, event management, and organizational leadership.
Prior to joining MCAN, Tricia spent 13 years managing and eventually directing a sponsorship program serving children throughout 11 countries in Central America and the Caribbean. During that span, she also worked four years as a project manager for development projects in El Salvador. In these roles, she became skilled in assessment, development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting for a variety of projects and programs. In her leadership roles, she was able to focus on systems and structure to maximize efficiency as well as impact and outcomes. Tricia's broad experience, paired with a passion for teamwork, make her a natural fit for her role at MCAN.
Tricia attended Saginaw Valley State University, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in sociology and Spanish. After several years of work, she returned to school and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Tricia and her husband have three children. She loves to be active and spend time outdoors. Tricia is also an aspiring foodie who enjoys exploring new places and experiences.