Intentional growth at Metropolitan starts with our strategic, inclusive and forward-thinking leadership. Both fresh and familiar faces are coming together, in the spirit of collaboration that defines Metropolitan’s approach to community growth, to refresh the ways we create new opportunities and increase access to our existing opportunities for the children and families we serve.

“My parents made their decision to send my brothers to the U.S. [to receive an education] because, ‘through learning you gain freedom.’ Those are my mother’s words, not mine. I believe that many aspects of my parents’ story are incredible and heroic, but not altogether uncommon. They came from poverty, they worked hard to get an education, and they wanted to make sure their children had access to education, too.”
As she steps into her new role, Rita brings innovative leadership, strategic thinking and insight into the communities our DuPage Center serves.

» Growing early learning programming
» Growing Behavioral Health services and capacity
» Growing community connections throughout DuPage




Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that Mpowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.