Chiquita A. Taylor
Chiquita is passionate about connecting with nonprofit leaders to identify areas of need throughout the community. She’s currently with Wildfire, an organization combating poverty in Arizona, as Home Energy Assistance Fund (HEAF) Program Director. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the funds administration. Before joining Wildfire, she served as the Executive Director of FIBCO Family Services, Inc. She was responsible for all operations of FIBCO, providing quality affordable housing, quality food and clothing preparation and distribution, assistance for African immigrants settling into the Phoenix area, and other services offered by FIBCO to and for low-income, underserved, and marginalized members of the community. She has a variety of community service experience from her prior leadership roles as Community Support Executive Girl Scouts -Arizona Cactus-Pine, responsible for leading the community engagement strategy and vision for increasing access to Girl Scout programs for girls within underserved and under-resourced communities within the Metro Phoenix area, International Rescue Committee as Asylum Seeking Families Shelter Supervisor and Chief Operating Officer at the Editha House Foundation. Editha House provides affordable lodging for adult cancer patients and their adult caregivers traveling to Phoenix for medical treatment. Before relocating to Phoenix from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Chiquita worked with the National Institutes of Health- Woodmont House, where she managed a transitional housing program for patients and their families receiving treatment through clinical trials. She also served as Cooperative Services Manager at the Betty’s House National Center for Children and Families –where she helped start up and manage transitional housing programs for immigrant women and their children who were victims of domestic violence. Chiquita is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Sciences in Public Health. She has served on the board of YNPN Phoenix and is currently a member of the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club.