ARCADIA, Calif. (December 23, 2019) – Pacific Clinics, a Southern California-based community mental health agency, announced that Jennifer D’Alvarez has been hired to assume the position of Vice President of Advancement, responsible for the agency’s fundraising and volunteer engagement efforts.
D’Alvarez brings more than 20 years of leadership experience driving fundraising and grant strategies from concept to implementation. She will oversee the development and management of annual campaigns, major donor cultivation and solicitation, planned gifts, special events, direct mail appeals, employee giving and volunteerism. Prior to joining Pacific Clinics, she served as chief advancement and communications officer at Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services.
“We are excited to welcome Jennifer to the executive management team,” says President and CEO Jim Balla. “Her level of fundraising experience and personal commitment to behavioral healthcare will advance Pacific Clinics’ efforts in providing mental health programs and supportive services in addressing community needs.”
D’Alvarez is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Certified Fundraising Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
About Pacific Clinics
Founded in 1926, Pacific Clinics is a community-based behavioral health agency that provides outpatient services to individuals of all ages at over 50 locations and 325 schools across Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Each year over 22,200 individuals benefit from comprehensive and supportive services, including case management, health navigation, early education, school-based services, housing support and employment assistance.