Staff Report

The Northern Santa Barbara County United Way has announced the promotion of Dorothy Mogavero to a new position, chief operating officer (COO). 

Mogavero has been with the organization since 2016 and helped guide it through a period of significant growth, CEO Eddie Taylor said.

The board of directors and CEO approved the creation of the COO position during a recent meeting. Mogavero will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit organization, overseeing programs that focus on the mission “to bring caring people together to solve our community’s toughest challenges.”

“Dorothy is a vital part of our company and has handled responsibilities in all of our departments,” Taylor said. “She has participated in the growth of our education, financial stability and homelessness programs, which have had an impact on thousands of families and individuals.

“As COO, Dorothy will continue her personal involvement in the operation of the company, ensuring that our teams remain strong, and helping the organization to run smoothly as we continue to determine what we do well and how we can do it better.”

With regards to her new job,“I am pleased to serve as the chief operating officer of such a vibrant organization. We have a very dedicated team and I look forward to helping manage our various programs in my capacity as COO,” Mogavero said.

“My family has resided in the area for 30 years and has been dedicated to volunteering with the community in areas advancing education and helping those in our community who need basic support,” she said. “My career has taken me from real estate to banking to nonprofit work.”