Maritza Arroyo

Maritza Arroyo

Fund for Public Health in NYC

Chief Development Officer

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Maritza joins FPHNYC from the New York City Department for the Aging – NYC Aging – where she was appointed in October 2019 as Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Direct Services and was responsible for a $25 million health, intergenerational, and workforce development portfolio. Maritza served at NYC Aging in three roles; as Assistant Commissioner, Office of Public-Private Partnerships; as Liaison for the Age Friendly NYC Commission, comprised of 20 cross sector leaders; and as in-kind Executive Director for the Aging in New York Fund. Within these three synergistic roles, Maritza led fundraising/resource development efforts for the agency, designing and launching initiatives and securing significant funding and strategic partnerships. She was also a member of the launch team of the Cabinet for Older New Yorkers, a Mayoral initiative created to support services, projects, and policies benefitting older New Yorkers of today and in the future, ensuring that New York City is an inclusive city for all ages.  

Prior to joining NYC Aging, Ms. Arroyo held several leadership roles throughout NYC where she successfully led strategy, program design, implementation and impact, and fundraising; Vice President of Education at United Way of New York City where she led the educational practice and policy on student success in high poverty schools; Executive Director of the Promise neighborhood grantee Zone 126 where she designed and led a Cradle to Career strategy, providing a holistic programmatic framework for children, youth, families, and older adults in Astoria and Long Island City, and; Executive Director of the national organization BellXcel– previously Building Educated Leaders for Life – where she led high-quality after-school and evidence-based summer programs, tripling its revenue and increasing student math and literacy skills.

Ms. Arroyo is a graduate of Hofstra University and received an Executive Leadership certificate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2014, she was selected to the inaugural cohort of the Presidio Institute/White House Cross Sector Fellowship, she was selected in 2015 as a Ricardo Salinas Scholar at the Aspen Institute and in 2016 appointed to the NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board. She is a former Board Member of the Community Educational Council District #30. Maritza loves NYC, lives in Astoria with her son Dylan and their two sweet cats, Plato and Charlie.

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