Girls Inc. of Carpinteria welcomed our new Development Director Tess Ortega to Girls Inc. in July 2023. Ortega will be responsible for formulating and executing a comprehensive strategic plan to expand the organization’s funding base, cultivating donors, directing special events, and increasing philanthropic support. Tess brings over 8 years of administrative management experience and 5 years in nonprofit and private sector development. Ortega holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from California State University, Long Beach. She is pursuing her Master of Business Administration at the University of California, Davis emphasizing strategic management and organizational leadership.