Irene Camarena, MA, MFT 1245383
Program Evaluator and Director of Project Management
Irene Camarena joined Wexford Institute in 2014, bringing a wealth of experience in project management, team building, fundraising & development, community outreach, and event planning. At Wexford Institute, her proficiencies lie in program evaluation and federal grant application & post-funding compliance processes.
As an expert in program evaluation, Ms. Camarena’s expertise encompasses all aspects of the evaluation process including developing & managing evaluation designs and data collection systems. She has led the evaluation teams for the following clients: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, STRIVE Prep Charter Schools, Californians Together & the California Association for Bilingual Education collaboration, and Big Picture Learning.
Through her extensive knowledge of federal grant processes and writing & copy-editing skills, she provides significant preparation for winning application packages. Post-funding, she assists clients with grantor compliance requirements, supporting year-to-year funding.
Ms. Camarena has a long history of collaborating with diverse populations and creating lasting & valuable partnerships. Her common-sense approach to complex problems helps turn challenging situations into constructive solutions. Throughout her career, she has been a part of management teams at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club, Playa Capital Company, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
A native of Southern California, Ms. Camarena earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Specialization in Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Ms. Camarena is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 125383), volunteering at the Antioch University Counseling Center. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and has proudly served as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.