Pocket Resident Named United Way’s Interim Chief Program Officer

Sacramento (July 2022) – Dr. Stacey Hunter Schwartz of the Pocket has been named interim chief program officer at United Way California Capital Region. She will lead United Way’s community impact program team that provides an array of services and partnerships across the region to end poverty for local families by helping children excel in school, investing in families and strengthening schools with resources. 

“Dr. Schwartz brings a wealth of nonprofit and education leadership experience to United Way, including here in Sacramento and across the state and country,” said Dr. Dawnté Early, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “She has developed award-winning programs, and we look forward to the vision she will bring to our square one approach to ending poverty starting in school.”

Prior to joining United Way, Schwartz was program director at Women’s Empowerment. She also has served as director of education and certification programs at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas and chief operating officer of Brain Education Strategies and Technology, which she co-founded in Orange County. Schwartz has 18 years of experience in the field of education, from professor and counselor to dean and associate dean. She holds a doctorate in education from USC, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA. She completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s School of Education and holds a certification on optimizing diversity in teams from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served in board leadership positions for several nonprofits throughout her career.

“I am excited to be joining the dynamic United Way team to form more partnerships and programs that have a collective impact on our communities,” Schwartz said.

United Way California Capital Region has been working to fight poverty for nearly 100 years by creating stronger, healthier, more compassionate communities, now serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. The local United Way has found one place in each community to reach the most families in need: School is square one for ending family poverty. United Way uses its Square One approach to end poverty for local families by helping children excel in school, investing in families, and strengthening schools with resources to address increased poverty and deep roots of racial inequality. www.YourLocalUnitedWay.org