Mexican American Opportunity Foundation Team

Team

Dr. Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo

Dr. Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo

President & CEO

In April 2022, Dr. Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo was named President and CEO of MAOF. He leads the company and its dedicated team in fulfilling its vision of being the preeminent provider of comprehensive human services that empower families to attain self-sufficiency and contribute to a dynamic community.

Dr. Pinedo was previously the President and CEO of Children's Fund, which helped children experiencing poverty, abuse, and neglect. He is the former President of the Hope through Housing Foundation, the Chief Operating Officer of National CORE, and Chaffey College's Associate Superintendent of Business Services and Economic Development.

Dr. Pinedo, the son of Mexican immigrants, is a first-generation college graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. John's Seminary College and a doctorate in organizational leadership and management from the University of La Verne. He and his wife, Dr. Teresa Pinedo, Director of Instruction for the El Monte City School District, are dedicated to transforming children and families' lives by ensuring access and support.

Vicky Santos, Vice President of Operations

Vicky Santos

Chief Operating Officer

Vicky Santos is MAOF's Vice President of Operations for the Early Child Education Services division which includes Early Care and Education, Preschool, Head Start, R&R, CalWORKS, and Child Care programs. She has been with the organization since 1995. Vicky is responsible for the overall implementation of MAOF’s child care services. She began her career as a teacher in the Head Start program. Vicky holds a B.A. in Child Development from Cal State Los Angeles and a M.S. in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne. She resides in Chino Hills with her husband and three children.

Orlando M. Sayson, Chief Financial Officer

Orlando M. Sayson

Chief Financial Officer

Orlando Sayson has served as MAOF's CFO since 2010 and oversees the organization’s financial and operating performance. Before joining MAOF, Orlando served as CFO at National Childhood Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization engaged in the support of clinical research at children’s hospitals across the nation and the world. Orlando brings more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience in the nonprofit and private sectors. Orlando holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of the Philippines. He also holds an Advanced Executive MBA from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University.

Claudia Rufino, Director of Human Resources

Claudia Rufino 

Chief Human Resources Officer

Claudia Rufino was appointed Director of Human Resources of MAOF in November of 2000. Claudia oversees the implementation of programs relating to recruitment, retention, job evaluation, benefits, performance management, safety, workers’ compensation and employee training/development. Prior to her current position, Claudia served as an HR assistant with MAOF for six years. Claudia holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and has completed numerous trainings which have enabled her to become a trainer in staff development. Claudia is a member of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) and Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.