MAY 9, 2022
APM Appoints Wanda Amaro New Chief People Officer
Veteran HR Executive to Support Next Stage of Rapidly Growing Community Need
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Asociación Puertorriqueňos En Marcha (APM), a Latino community and economic development nonprofit, today announced the appointment of Wanda Amaro to the newly created role of Chief People Officer. Amaro brings 30 years of experience in Human Resources Management specializing in all aspects of transformational leadership, financial analytics, mergers and acquisition strategic planning. Amaro will lead people strategy and operations, which includes talent acquisition and development, performance management, and inclusion in the workplace. The veteran executive is a result-focused leader who delivers Human Resources metrics that promotes organizational solutions to achieve success with the most valuable asset, the people.
“Wanda is a great addition to the leadership team, with a proven ability to drive a high performance-based culture within large organizations experiencing growth and transformation,” said Nilda Ruiz, CEO, APM. “Wanda will scale our employee experience designed to continue to attract, retain and develop top talent.”
Amaro brings a vast array of leadership experience as former Vice President, Human Resources Staffing LLC., where she led HR teams to attract, develop, engage and reward diverse talents. As an HR executive, she has proven experience in leading large-scale HR operations, growing organizational capabilities, and driving high-performance cultures while serving as Director of Human Services for several hospitals in the city of Philadelphia. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, Amaro strives to help teams and individuals reach their full potential.
“I am honored to join APM, a company that truly understands the importance of investing in its people,” said Wanda Amaro, Chief People Officer, APM. “I look forward to developing and executing a people-first strategy that supports the next phase of growth.”
As part of the Leadership executive team of APM, Amaro is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of People Operations. She will provide a vision and direction for the full complement of human capital programs and services
APM is a Latino based nonprofit serving the community since the 1970’s. APM serves 40,000 Philadelphians annually, operates on a combined budget of more than $65 million, employs 400 multilingual, skilled and dedicated professionals and offers an extensive range of bilingual and culturally sensitive services at 13 sites throughout North Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Our programs include affordable housing, food security, employment assistance, early childhood education and daycare, foster care and adoption, substance abuse treatment and behavioral health for adults.
Contact: Emily Cordero, Director of Communications
Asociación Puertorriquenos En Marcha (APM)
1900 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122