SVP for Supportive Housing
Rosita Marinez has over twenty years of experience specializing in operations management, financial management, project management, program development, and executive leadership. Her focus areas are mental health, substance use disorder, HIV/AIDS, and housing.
Before joining ICL, Rosita held a senior leadership position at Fountain House as the Director of Housing Operations, where she was overseeing Community Residences, Treatment Apartment Program (TAP), and scattered-sites housing. She also opened the first Housing Resource Center (HRC) in a clubhouse model and introduced the Social Practice Model in housing, particularly in a Community Residence environment.
For the past fifteen years, Rosita has dedicated her career to the housing sector including senior leadership positions in leading organizations focused on ending homelessness in New York City. Throughout her career, she’s been involved in a variety of initiatives in housing, HIV/AIDS, and workforce development, such as the New York State AIDS Institute: Positive Housing for ALL and Housing Retention Programs, New York Immigrant Program, and Seedco: Single Stop Initiative- Earn Benefits.
Rosita holds a Master of Science in Non-profit Leadership from Fordham University, a Master’s in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work, a postgraduate degree in Advance Clinical Social Work from Silberman and a SIFI from Columbia University. She is a fellow of the George and Belle Strell Executive Leadership at Silberman.