Emilia Reyes serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fresno EOC. As CEO, she leads the agency forward with innovative solutions focused on ending poverty.
She brings approximately 25 years of experience of serving children and families. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Business Management from the University of Santa Cruz and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Prior to serving as CEO, she was the Executive Director for First 5 Fresno County where she was instrumental in the creation of the Lighthouse for Children, a beacon of hope for our Valley’s children, located in downtown Fresno.
Ms. Reyes joined Fresno EOC in January 2020, just 45 days before the COVID-19 pandemic. While businesses shutdown, individuals and families lost their incomes and access to essential services, Ms. Reyes made bold moves in leading the organizational shift to hybrid and remote services to ensure families continue to receive vital services.
Her efforts of helping the community extends beyond Fresno EOC. Currently, she serves on the National Community Action Partnership Head Start Taskforce, the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, the Mayor’s Fresno Recovery Committee, the Access Plus Capital Board of Directors, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Board of Directors, and the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.
“Fresno EOC is at our best when we partner with the community to bring injustices to light and aggressively pursue ways to end poverty,” Emilia Reyes, Chief Executive Officer.
Under Ms. Reyes’ leadership, Fresno EOC envisions a Fresno County free from poverty. She is focused on filling the service gaps for underserved communities and providing vital wrap around services to fulfil our most vulnerable resident’s needs to help lift them out of poverty.
Born and raised in the West Fresno County rural town of Mendota, her commitment to serve the community all started very close to home – from being a daughter of immigrant parents, a sister of a murder victim, a single mother to a child with special needs, and a Latina leader in the Fresno County community. Ms. Reyes’ lived experiences have shaped and defined her passion and commitment to serve our families, neighborhoods and communities.
Michelle L. Tutunjian
Chief Operating Officer
An advocate for change, Michelle L. Tutunjian is committed to solving conditions of poverty. For the past two decades at Fresno EOC, she has developed a record of innovative projects and strategic partnerships. In 2018, Ms. Tutunjian launched the Enterprise Division and is responsible for the oversight of six diverse programs with a combined annual budget of over $27 million. Enterprise programs under her leadership include: Energy Services, Employment and Training, Food Services, Local Conservation Corps, Transit Systems, and Valley Apprenticeship Connections. She is an active contributor to regional and national organizations, currently serving on the board of directors for the National Safe Place Network, Fresno Madera Continuum of Care, and the Cultural Arts Rotary Club Foundation where she is the immediate Past President of the Club. Additionally, she is a member of the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board Youth Council. Ms. Tutunjian was named “Administrator of the Year” from National Safe Place Network in 2012 and was awarded the Fresno EOC “CEO’s Excellence Award” in 2019. Ms. Tutunjian holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University).
Chief Programs Officer
A native to California, Jack Lazzarini is well versed in program development and health promotion. Throughout his career, Jack has held a variety of both clinical and administrative positions. As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Jack is passionate about creating opportunities that comprehensively address community health disparities/inequities. Jack is a Diplomat of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and has worked with indigenous peoples to reverse chronic conditions. He currently oversees our Thriving Children and Families Services that incorporates Head Start 0 to 5, Health Services, and the Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) Program.
Chief Information Officer
Greg Streets serves as Chief Information Officer at Fresno EOC. As CIO, he leads the creation of new tech initiatives that align with our strategic plan and organizational culture.
Born and raised in Southwest Fresno, California, Greg Streets has a deep connection to the community and brings more than 27 years of experience in the technology field. Before entering his current role in October 2022, Mr. Streets was the Information Technology Director for Fresno EOC for 11 years. He led all IT operations and strategic technology initiatives, including the shift to remote and hybrid workspaces during the 2020 pandemic.
During his tenure, he engineered several vital technological advances, including upgrading Fresno EOC’s connectivity to fiber optic, switching to cloud-based VoIP services, and streamlining software solutions to diminish costs while providing innovations for continued operations to serve Fresno’s most vulnerable populations. Additionally, Mr. Streets has significantly upgraded the agency’s infrastructure, advanced cybersecurity, training tools, and operational platforms.
“Technology should be accessible to everyone; our goal is to increase accessibility to our most disadvantaged communities. When we have access to technology, we have access to the world,” Greg Streets, Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Streets understands the value of serving with empathy, compassion, and human connection. He recently retired from coaching high school basketball after 25 years, with seven years as a varsity coach. During his short period as head varsity coach, he successfully led his team to win 3 Central Section Valley Championships and one State runner-up.
His commitment to the community pushes boundaries against social injustices. For example, he continues his work to find innovations for better internet access for rural communities and areas with less than adequate connectivity. But his vision doesn’t end there. His advances in information technology are featured in three technology magazines; American Power Conversion, CDW Insights, and TOGGLE.
Mr. Streets’ passion for helping the community continues with Fresno EOC as the Chief Information Officer. With his IT work and continued inspiration to help the community, he continuously looks for ways to provide resources to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
our vision For our agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.