Chiquita A. Taylor
Chiquita currently serves as the Executive Director of FIBCO Family Services, Inc. She is responsible for all operations of FIBCO (Facilitating Independence Building Comprehensive Opportunities) providing quality affordable housing, quality food and clothing preparation and distribution, assistance for African immigrants settling into the Phoenix area, and other services provided by FIBCO to and for low-income underserved and marginalized members of the community.
Prior to becoming Executive Director, she served on the FIBCO board of directors for 3 years as Chair of the Housing Committee and as Secretary. Chiquita has a of variety 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.
Prior to 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 who were 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.
Since relocating to Phoenix, Chiquita has connected with many nonprofit leaders in order to identify areas of need throughout the community. The prevention and early detection of Valley Fever is an area that she is particularly passionate about as she lost a friend to the debilitating disease.
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 Satellite Club. She is also a 2016 Leading for Change Fellow.