Jesús Gerena joined FII in 2010 as Executive Director of Boston, where he grew the site to be FII’s largest and flagship site. He assumed the position of CEO in 2017. Prior to joining FII, Jesús worked for 15 years as a community organizer. Jesús currently sits on the Boards of The Community Builder and English for New Bostonians. He is also a co-founder of the Community Fellows Program at the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. In 2016, the Boston-based Barr Foundation awarded Jesús a Barr Fellowship for his contributions to the city and his potential to drive positive change.