Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
(415) 282-3334 ext. 152
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 20, 2020
Priscilla Chen-Ok Joins MEDA as Chief Financial Officer
Taking the helm for fiscal matters of a scaling organization with increasing national influence
San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has announced that Priscilla Chen-Ok has joined the 46-year-old organization as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
As the new CFO, Chen-Ok will be tasked with spearheading MEDA’s financial operations. Such a C-suite position is critical to an organization that a few years back pivoted from being a direct-services provider to showcasing: an affordable-housing program, with over 1,200 units preserved or produced in just five years; the Fondo Adelante Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that disburses anti-displacement capital by lending to small businesses and, now, for real estate transactions; and the Mission Promise Neighborhood, with MEDA the lead agency for this community anti-poverty education initiative that has expanded.
Chen-Ok showcases a comprehensive background, having recently served for several years as Chief Finance and Administrative Officer at Sobrato Early Academic Language, an Oakland-based organization focused on an early education through third-grade model designed to build the capacity of educators to powerfully develop the language and literacy skills of young English-learner children. Prior positions included major roles at Youth Leadership Institute, Wu Yee Children’s Services, Jewish Vocational Services and Frankel & Company.
Chen-Ok is a graduate of San Francisco State University.
States MEDA Chief Executive Officer Luis Granados of this staff addition, “Priscilla Chen-Ok showcases the expertise to spearhead our nonprofit’s growing finance needs. MEDA looks forward to her stewardship of a strong Finance team as we streamline processes to be poised to best tackle new challenges for our community.”
Explains Chen-Ok on why she accepted this role: “I am excited to be a part of MEDA’s holistic approach to generational family wealth-building, community ownership and power. I love that MEDA is not only working for its community, but is an active and vital member of the Mission neighborhood. MEDA continues to build upon the strength and tenacity of all immigrant families, as nothing is impossible. Together, we move forward.”
Chen-Ok assumed this new role on Feb. 18, 2020.
About Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.