In December, we welcomed Iosefa Alofaituli to Opportunity Fund’s team. Iosefa will lead the organization’s development and brand awareness efforts in Southern California as the Regional Director.
Prior to Opportunity Fund, Iosefa helped launch an innovative place-based nonprofit organization focused on a low-income Latino community in Huntington Beach, CA, named Oak View Renewal Partnership (OVRP). As Executive Director/CEO, he lead strategic planning, operations and fund development. OVRP coordinates grassroots collaborations between residents, public sector and business stakeholders, which has then led to sustainable change through a workforce development initiative, micro-enterprise incubator, mobile health clinic, community policing program and resident leadership development.
Before joining OVRP, Iosefa was a Peace Corps volunteer for over two years in the Dominican Republic. Serving as an Economic Development Advisor to a fishing village, he led the creation of an artisan school, micro-enterprises, business development course, travel clinic, and health workshops. Through this experience, Iosefa gained Spanish fluency.
Preceding his community development work, Iosefa spent five years in the healthcare industry in sales and accounts management roles. He grew up in Southern California before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he was an all-conference football player and team captain, capping his senior year with an Ivy League championship.