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Options for Learning Names New CFO

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 | 3:28 pm
Dominic Alpuche. Photo courtesy Options for Learning

A nonprofit organization dedicated to child development and early education has announced the selection of a new chief financial officer.

Dominic R. Alpuche has been tapped for the CFO position, Options for Learning said in a written statement. He joined the organization on Sept. 28.

“With more than 20 years in grant management and financial administration, Alpuche has extensive experience in administering federal, state and local agency grants, as well as foundation grants,” the statement said. “His collaborative and forward-thinking management style will be an asset to the Options for Learning team.”

Alpuche previously served as director of finance and senior fiscal officer at the UC San Diego’s Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, where he “stabilized the organization’s financial structure and funding by evaluating resources and allocating staff more efficiently, allowing ADCS to take on additional clinical trials and research efforts,” according to the statement.

“He also administered internal financial policies and procedures for $90 million in project funding with annual expenditures of $30 million; negotiated contracts to leverage the agency’s purchasing power; and oversaw financial operations, including short- and long-term budgeting and strategic planning,” the statement continues.

He’s also served as chief business officer at the USC’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, as well as assistant director of business technology for the Center for Urban Education. He also served as assistant director of budgets and compliance for the TRiO Programs and School for Early Childhood Education.

Alpuche holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy management from USC and a master’s degree in business administration, accounting, and finance from the Florida Institute of Technology, according to Options for Learning.

Options for Learning serves the San Gabriel Valley, Whittier, Pomona Valley, and Northeast Los Angeles areas.

The organization is dedicated to “helping families improve their lives by providing students, families, and child care providers the tools to create a positive foundation for school, social and life success,” the statement said.

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