Vanessa Perez began her journey with Time for Change Foundation as an intern in 2012. With years under the leadership of Founder, Kim Carter, she was developed into a leader, and stepped into the role of the organization’s Executive Director in 2018. In this position, Vanessa’s focus is to support the implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and management to the TFCF and other technical staff in the areas of planning, programming, fund development, marketing, and administration.
Vanessa has obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from California Baptist University and bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from California State University San Bernardino. She is an active volunteer in her community through her involvement in her local church, The Way World Outreach, and seeks to be an agent for change in her community promoting equity for all individuals. Through her work at Time for Change Foundation, Vanessa is living out her passion of empowering women to use their voice to create change.
In 2014, she completed the Women’s Foundation of California’s Solis Policy Institute which equipped her with skills to navigate the California legislative process and influence decision makers to create policies that better the quality of life in her local community and for all Californians. Vanessa has been a recipient of many awards including the 40th Assembly District Women of Distinction Award, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes District 47’s “30 under 30” Leadership Award, Molina Healthcare’s Community Champion Award, and the Inspiration Leader Award – Center for Non-Profit Management.