In her capacity as Research Associate, Priscilla identifies strategic networks to support our search teams to build out deep, diverse candidate pools.
Priscilla has over 25 years of non-profit leadership, governance, and community organizing experience with a core focus on multifaceted collaborations in civil rights advocacy, interfaith bridge-building, leadership, and youth leadership development. She developed her expertise in executive search and governance with a focus on equity as a natural extension of her efforts at establishing impactful, long-term, and far-reaching networks and relationships while connecting cultural and generational distances.
Priscilla has served on the boards of Interfaith Power & Light environmental advocacy organization, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, and Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as well as chair for the Day of Thanks annual gala to benefit Loudoun Interfaith B.R.I.D.G.E.S. In her position as president of her local library advisory board, Priscilla executed solutions for the needs of the library by raising awareness to the greater community and to funding authorities. In addition, while serving as elected chair of BSA’s National Capital Area Council’s largest district, she led over 2,000 adult volunteers and over 5,000 youth in programming, fundraising, inclusion, and community service initiatives.
Her commitment to fostering peace has been the foundation of Priscilla’s volunteer work with the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), one of the largest Muslim communities/mosques in the Washington, DC, metro area and in the United States. She has initiated numerous invaluable contributions to the ADAMS community and friends, including serving on the Interfaith, Media, and Government Relations Committee, as chair of its various BSA programs, and as Youth Group Coordinator. Through ADAMS, Priscilla continues contributing to the betterment of society by exemplifying leadership and embodying excellence through outreach, social, educational, and civic engagement activities.
To date, Priscilla has achieved advancement for the nearly two dozen non-profit boards and community service commissions to which she has undertaken roles as a member or as chair. Managing change and complexity, she capitalizes on emotional intelligence, empathy, and professionalism to bring equity through diversity to the non-profit sector.
A fourth-generation native Texan of Mexican-American and Native American heritage, Priscilla has now lived in the Washington, DC, metro area for over twenty years, homesteading with her husband and children. Her hobbies include tending to their flock of heritage breed chickens, camping, hiking, and attending as many rock concerts as she can.