Director of Community Engagement
Ofelia Figueroa

A devoted advocate for community well-being, has been an integral part of Esperanza for 14 years. Before joining, she worked in retail, yearning for a more impactful role. Born and raised in underserved communities like Pilsen, Little Village, and Brighton Park, Ofelia's commitment to helping others led her to Esperanza.

Her initial position as a Breast and Cervical Cancer Outreach Worker ignited a mission-driven focus after connecting uninsured women to free mammograms, revealing stark healthcare disparities. Transitioning from a medical assistant background, she found her true calling in community work.

Outside her professional life, Ofelia finds solace in nature, capturing scenic landscapes through her lens. Whether hiking in Starved Rock or enjoying outdoor festivals, she believes in the healing power of the outdoors. Her story is one of dedication, driven by a passion for community impact and personal well-being.