Irene Camarena, M.A.

Director of Risk Management and Resource Development


Irene Camarena serves as Director of Risk Management and Resource Development at Wexford Institute. She brings a wealth of experience interacting with public and private organizations and has considerable expertise with planning, coordinating, implementing, and managing a wide variety of multifaceted projects. Most recently, she spent the last five years working in education as a core part of development and communication efforts, including securing and retaining private and public funding in addition to managing federal and state grants.


Ms. Camarena has a long history of collaborating with diverse populations, creating lasting and valuable partnerships, and bringing common sense solutions to complex problems as 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 and 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 currently a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Antioch University Counseling Center.  She has served as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles and as President of the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce.