President & CEO
Martin Castro was appointed President & CEO of MAOF in July 2000. In this capacity, he oversees a staff of 618 employees and numerous programs in MAOF’s seven County service area. Prior to his appointment, Martin served as the Administrator for the Kern County branch of MAOF. Before rejoining MAOF in Kern County, he served as a Project Management Specialist with the National Council of Senior Citizens in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 1991.
In 2003, Martin was named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the nation by Hispanic Business Magazine. He is a member of Montebello Rotary, and a member of the boards of the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles and the Child Development Policy Institute Education Fund. Martin is a graduate of California State University, Bakersfield and Bakersfield Community College. He lives in Montebello with his wife and daughter.
Vice President of Operations
Vicky Santos is MAOF’s Vice President of Operations for the Child Care division which includes the Preschool, Head Start, R&R,Cal Works and Child Care programs. She has been with the organization since 1995.
Vicky is responsible for the overall implementation of MAOF’s childcare services. She began her career as a teacher in the Head Start program. Vicky holds a B.A. in Child Development from Cal State Los Angeles and a M.S. in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne. She resides in Chino Hills with her husband and three children.
Orlando M. Sayson
Chief Financial Officer
Orlando Sayson has served as MAOF’s CFO since 2010 and oversees the organization’s financial and operating performance. Before joining MAOF, Orlando served as CFO at National Childhood Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization engaged in the support of clinical research at children’s hospitals across the nation and the world. Orlando brings with him more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience in the non-profit and private sectors.
Orlando holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of the Philippines. He also holds an Advanced Executive MBA from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University.
Chief Development Officer
Suzanne Gonzales joined MAOF in 2012 and heads the organization’s development and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining MAOF, Suzanne served as Development Director PADRES Contra el Cáncer and held fundraising posts at organizations such as the California Community Foundation, JWCH Institute, Pasadena Heritage, Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero, and the CaliforniaKids Healthcare Foundation.
Suzanne holds a J.D. Degree from Loyola Law School and a B.A. degree in English for the University of California at Berkeley.
Director of Human Resources
Claudia Rufino was appointed Director of Human Resources of MAOF in November of 2000. Claudia oversees the implementation of programs relating to recruitment, retention, job evaluation, benefits, performance management, safety, workers’ compensation and employee training/development.
Prior to her current position, Claudia served for six years as an HR assistant with MAOF. Claudia holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and has completed numerous trainings which have enabled her to become a trainer in staff development. Claudia is a member of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) and Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.