Cecilia Rivas joined QPI in 2020 as a national director. Previously, she served as Director of Intervention & Resource Development at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS). At DHS, she rebuilt and led the Philadelphia Quality Parenting Initiative, bolstered resource parent recruitment and retention, and improved wellbeing services for children, particularly access to mental health care and the reduction of antipsychotic medication. Cecilia also has frontline child welfare experience as a case management supervisor. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she provided trauma therapy to children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems in Chicago, Illinois.