Cindy Duenas was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. She moved to Modesto in 1984 and is proud to call Stanislaus County her home. She is the Executive Director of Center for Human Services (CHS), a large, local non-profit organization serving over 20,000 youth and families annually in Stanislaus County. She has been with the agency since 1997, serving in both mid-level and executive leadership positions. Cindy has over 33 years experience providing behavioral health services and leading organizations in implementing a variety of family strengthening programs and activities. In addition to her role at CHS, Cindy is actively involved at Centenary Church where she serves in leadership and children’s ministry.
Cindy has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Why did you choose to be a board member of LSC?
I believe in the mission of LSC and love the way it builds connections between those who want to help and those who need help.
What do you love most about being on the LSC board?
I love being able to use my skills to help LSC grow. I’ve worked in non-profits my entire career and I’m using my experience to make LSC a strong non-profit.
What do you love most about living in Stanislaus County?
Stanislaus County has the best people – and I love that even though the county has doubled in size since I moved here in the 80’s, I still run into people I know when I’m shopping or eating out.
In what ways do you participate in the community?