Líderes de Casa

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Executive Leadership


Emily Stewart

Executive Director of Casa Esperanza

Emily has led integration of culturally competent evidence-based practices at Casa, and guided the implementation of four SAMHSA funded federal grants, as Administrative Director for the Treatment for Homeless, Offender re-entry and TCE-HIV programs, and Principal Investigator of the Pathways to Recovery program. She has presented outcomes data for these projects at the local, state and national levels, and served on numerous panels and working groups around policy development in areas such as criminal justice, integrated care, and rate reform. She has more than fifteen-years of experience working with populations facing barriers to care, including at-risk women and girls, disadvantaged youth, homeless individuals and families, and individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders.

Diliana De Jesús

Deputy Director of Casa Esperanza

Diliana oversees all four Casa Esperanza programs, has played a leadership role in the implementation of four SAMSHA-funded initiatives, and served as Project Director for the SAMHA funded Offender re-entry Program. She serves as the Compliance Officer for the Agency and works with the Management Team to ensure compliance related to programmatic, financial, outcomes reporting, and facilities requirements. She has more than five-years of experience in social service management and more than eight-years of experience working with the Latino community working with at-risk youth, recent immigrants, individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders, implementing evidence-based practice, and working with issues related to incarceration and reintegration. She is fully bilingual Spanish/English and has both first-hand personal and professional experience of individuals with addiction and mental health disorders.


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