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Emilia Reyes, Chief Executive Officer, Fresno EOC

Our CEO

Emilia Reyes

Ms. Reyes is a Fresno County native, growing up in the rural city of Mendota. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Before leading Fresno EOC as CEO, Ms. Reyes was Executive Director for First 5 Fresno County. She was highly involved in community efforts to combat the region’s preterm birth and black infant mortality rates and supported a strong foundation for all children ages 0 to 5.

our leadership

Jim Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer, Fresno EOC

Jim Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Fresno EOC, Jim served as CFO at Kings View, a behavioral health non-profit with program locations throughout California and for Mennonite Central Committee, an international non-profit organization headquartered in southeastern Pennsylvania, providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief assistance in 60 countries around the world.

After earning his undergraduate degree in Accounting, Jim also earned an MBA with a graduate certificate in Accounting. In addition, he holds a Certified Specialist in Business Intelligence (CSBI) designation through Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

For the past seven years, Jim has served as an instructor of a Spanish-language church leadership certificate program teaching on the subjects of church financial administration and church polity through Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary. Jim has served on numerous community boards and currently is a Board of Director of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization.

Michelle L. Tutunjian, Chief Operating Officer, Fresno EOC

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).

Jack Lazzarini

Jack Lazzarini

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.

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.

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