Richard Whipple is the Deputy Director of the SF Office of Civic Engagement of Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), where he currently oversees the department’s programs, including immigrant assistance initiatives; workforce and professional development programs; and the immigrant integration community grants portfolio. In his nine years at OCEIA, Rich has helped launch several landmark initiatives including the SF Pathways to Citizenship Initiative and two professional development programs for immigrant and low income residents. Before joining OCEIA, Rich spent five years in public education as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Rich earned his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California