Elisa Istueta joined CFC in 2018 as Executive Director. She oversees all strategic programmatic and expansion initiatives for the organization. Prior to joining CFC, Ms. Istueta was the Executive Director of Storefront Academy and managed its expansion by opening the Storefront Academy South Bronx charter school. During her career Ms. Istueta has focused on children’s needs, as well as education access and equity. She spent 10 years at BronxWorks, where she held the position of Department Director of Children and Youth Programs, was a Deputy Director at The Valley, Inc., where she supervised all family counseling programs, and also worked at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Safe Horizon, and Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service. Ms. Istueta graduated from Wesleyan University and received her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College.