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Rafael López

Rafael López is the Associate Director for Talent and Leadership Development at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.

Prior to joining the Foundation, López served as the President and CEO of The Family League of Baltimore City, Inc. where he also served as a member of the Baltimore City Mayor’s Cabinet. López is a results driven leader with experience in the public and social sectors where he has served in numerous roles at the city, county and state level focused on improving the lives of children, youth and families.

From 2006-2009, López was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve as the Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles Commission for Children, Youth and Their Families. López previously served as the Deputy Director of the City and County of San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, as Senior Deputy for Health and Human Services for Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and as the Founding Executive Director of First 5 Santa Cruz County where he launched the countywide implementation of the California Children and Families First Act-Proposition 10.