Eileen Torres is the Executive Director of BronxWorks.
She has been the BronxWorks chief executive officer since May 2014.
Eileen started at BronxWorks as Assistant to the Executive Director in 1995, soon becoming Administrative Counsel and then General Counsel in 2003.
Her responsibilities as General Counsel included overseeing legal, human resources, training, information technology, and other aspects of administration.
Upon the retirement of her predecessor in June 2013, she was named as the Interim Executive Director.
continued to serve as IED, the Board appointed her
to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer.
During Eileen's interim leadership, BronxWorks
received a 2013 New York Nonprofit Excellence Award, was selected as a merit finalist in the nationwide Community Partnership Award of Mutual of America, and was named a finalist in the Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership, a greater New York metropolitan area award organized by VCG Governance Matters.
was also awarded contracts to provide Affordable Care Act Navigator services and operate the Classic Community Center, a 20,000 square foot space that serves three NYCHA complexes in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
Eileen earned a B.S. from Pace University, a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
She is a board member of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Human Services Council, the Lawyers Alliance for New York and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Bronx Non-Profits.
She is also a member of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities CEO Council.
is a New York native, having spent her
formative years in northern Manhattan and the north central Bronx.