Staff Report

Mayra M. Ramos has been appointed chief program officer at Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People (PHP).

The new position consolidates the functions of previously vacant positions at PHP.

Ramos has worked in both the nonprofit sector and in higher education, PHP CEO Dean Palius said, adding that “she has worked extensively in community-based services and program evaluation and brings her passion of serving others to our team.”

Born and raised in Salinas, she moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB, where she completed a B.A. in global studies and an M. A. in educational leadership and organizations. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and recently helped establish a Spanish-speaking Toastmasters Club in Santa Maria.

Ramos resides in Lompoc with her husband, Alex. When not at work, she volunteers with CASA and Toastmasters.