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The Baltimore Sun

Ricardo Estrada, president and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services

Ricardo Estrada has been named president and chief executive of Metropolitan Family Services, effective March 1. He succeeds Richard Jones, who is retiring from Metropolitan, which provides programs and services to approximately 45,000 Chicago area individuals and families annually, after 43 years in human services. Estrada has more than 20 years of experience in the social services and education sectors, including numerous leadership positions. Most recently he was first deputy commissioner with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services. Before that, he was president and CEO of Erie Elementary Charter School in Chicago as well as executive director of Erie Neighborhood House. Estrada has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.A. in social service policy and administration from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.