As Chief Executive Officer, Maricela Rios-Faust provides vital leadership, support and vision to the continued growth and success of Human Options. Since 2006, she has capitalized on her 20 year experience working with vulnerable populations and been a key driver in Human Options becoming the most comprehensive domestic violence service providers in Orange County.
Her commitment comes from a desire to raise her daughter in a world where domestic violence isn’t tolerated. Recognized as a leader in the field, Maricela is past President of the Board of Directors for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She co-chairs the Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team and serves on the Orange County Women’s Health Project Advisory Board. Maricela was named one of Orange County’s Most Influential of 2014 for her leadership on increasing awareness of health impacts of domestic violence.