GRACE would like to introduce our  Fabulous Client Services Manager, Eliza Marentes.

Growing up in San Jose, California, Eli has always been the one to help people. She is motivated by joy, teamwork, and her deep compassion for others, and that is why she is an awesome fit for her position.

Before joining GRACE, Eli worked as an Advocate for protective caregivers and neglected children at the Alliance for Children. Working there, Eli says that she became more accustomed to nonprofits and fell deeply in love with motivating clients.

Here at GRACE, Eli has already made an amazing impact on the GRACE staff and more importantly our clients. She is always giving advice and encouraging clients to “ focus on the day-to-day goals first, and once those goals are completed consistently,  you will know that you are going in the right direction.”

In the office, Eli is known for her soft voice, and her eagerness to help out anyone with different tasks that may arise during the work day. Her colleagues describe her voice as soft-spoken but powerful in many ways.

When asked about her love for her job, she said “ I love that I get to work with all walks of life alongside an amazing team that is growing and excelling at providing phenomenal support. I also love GRACE’s mission as well.  GRACE is focused on providing support during a crisis and providing skills to help individuals become self-sufficient. This is something I embrace and I am so happy to be a part of it.

When Eli isn’t making a change in the community, she can be found being with the people that she cares about, reading books, and trying new recipes from around the world. Her long-term hope is to foster dogs when she retires.

Eli, you are an incredible person, and we are so excited to welcome you to the GRACE family. Welcome aboard!