Rita is a licensed professional counselor with expertise in crisis and community-based mental health services. In 2020, she joined Senior Home Sharing (SHS), where she applies her experience as a direct service provider and program administrator to improve resident and organizational outcomes. Previously, Rita served as executive director of Metropolitan Family Services’ DuPage and Southwest Centers and as an emergency services supervisor and bilingual counselor for the DuPage County Health Department. Rita has a BA in psychology and Spanish from Wellesley College and an MS in clinical psychology from Benedictine University.