Elaine Abelaye-Mateo is an innovative social change executive with a passion for building meaningful relationships to create social good. Recognized as one of Sacramento Magazine’s 15 People to Watch, Ms. Abelaye-Mateo is known for her forward-thinking and strategic approaches towards solving community problems.
As the former Executive Director of Asian Resources, Inc., a Sacramento-based workforce development nonprofit , Ms. Abelaye-Mateo led a team of 25 employees, three offices, thirteen contracts and a $2M budget.
In 2011, Ms. Abelaye-Mateo was awarded the inaugural Equity Award from the Coalition on Regional Equity (a project of the Sacramento Housing Alliance) and in 2008, Ms. Abelaye was awarded the Community Reinvestment Act Panther Award by the California Reinvestment Coalition.
Ms. Abelaye-Mateo has served on the Board of several non-profit organizations and is currently serving on the Sacramento Region Community Foundation Community Impact Committee of the Board, and the Philippine National Day Association.