Mario Paz
Mario Paz

Mario Paz is a passionate nonprofit and social justice leader advocating for children, youth, families and communities for more than 40 years.  Mario has served as Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center since 2006.  His career journey include leadership roles as an organizer, counselor, director, consultant, government policy advisor and foundation program officer.  He has served on numerous boards of directors and currently serves as Vice-Chair of San Francisco’s Immigrant Rights Commission.   In 2016, Mario along with other CEO’s in San Francisco co-founded the

Mario Paz is a passionate nonprofit and social justice leader advocating for children, youth, families and communities for more than 40 years.  Mario has served as Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center since 2006.  His career journey include leadership roles as an organizer, counselor, director, consultant, government policy advisor and foundation program officer.  He has served on numerous boards of directors and currently serves as Vice-Chair of San Francisco’s Immigrant Rights Commission.   In 2016, Mario along with other CEO’s in San Francisco co-founded the Latino Parity and Equity Coalition that addresses structural inequities and systemic failure to address the needs of marginalized communities.  In 2018, Mario supported the formation of the San Francisco Family Resource Center Alliance to champion support for families. 

Mario has received recognition and awards for his work from several communities and foundations including Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service Leadership award for his achievements in creating community collaborations and partnerships that support children and families, community development, early literacy and the successful integration of immigrants.    

Mario, together with his wife Ruth, are dedicated and loving parents of three children Isela, Monica and Daniel.  Mario holds an MA in public administration from CSEB and a BA in Political Science from Golden Gate University. 

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1155 Market Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103