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Former Latin GRAMMY Foundation President Tanya Ramos-Puig appointed as Monique Burr Foundation CEO
By: Monique Burr Foundation for Children
"In 1997, MBF began as a legacy to my late wife, Monique Burr. Today, after developing multiple evidence-based and trauma-informed programs for children and teens, the Foundation welcomes a new dynamic leader with vast experience in the non-profit sector. We believe that Tanya's commitment to our life-changing work will further our reach and impact," said Ed Burr, MBF Founder and Board Chairman. "I also want to thank our outgoing CEO, Lynn Layton, for her commitment and leadership over the past 14 years."
"I am humbled and honored to serve as the new leader of MBF, an organization with a proven track record of educating and empowering children across the globe with tools and strategies they can use to help adults keep them safe," said Ramos-Puig. "Working alongside our passionate MBF team, the board, and supporters, I am confident the next chapter will prove to be one of growth and sustainability as we work to fulfill our mission of protecting children."
For nearly three decades, Ramos-Puig has devoted her career to improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for youth in the most under-resourced communities around the world.
She recently served as President at The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation the philanthropic arm of The Latin Recording Academy®. With a history of growing organizations through her key leadership roles – including CEO at Pencils of Promise, CRO at Education Pioneers and The Children's Aid Society, where she received the Annie E. Casey Foundation Award – Ramos-Puig is known for being a tireless advocate for educational equity. She is an alumna of Coro New York Leadership Center and INROADS, serves as a board member at both Raised by US and Classy.org, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at LaGuardia Community College.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from NYU, a Master of Science in Urban Policy and Management from The New School, where she received a Jacob Kaplan Fellowship, and graduated from the Executive-Level Program at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University's Institute for Not-for-Profit Management.
For more, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/