Executive Leadership Team
Evelio C. Torres, M.P.A.,
President & CEO
Evelio C. Torres serves as the president and chief executive officer of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties in Florida. The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is a not-for-profit with a budget in excess of $170 million, making it the largest direct funder of early care and education services in the state of Florida. The Coalition is charged with establishing and improving early education programs for the more than 160,000 children from birth through age 5 in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and for managing the state’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) and School Readiness (SR) programs in partnership with the public school system and early care and education providers.
Prior to joining the Early Learning Coalition, Mr. Torres served as senior vice president for a not-for-profit human services agency based in Chicago, Illinois. While there, Mr. Torres established services for the agency’s newest market in Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining not-for-profits, Mr. Torres spent 20 years in state government in a number of leadership positions. Mr. Torres’ experience includes providing leadership in government and non-profit programs, media/community relations, quality/performance improvement and accountability, budget management, and regulatory administration.
Mr. Torres serves on a number of boards and committees, including the board of directors of The Children’s Trust, the Florida Association of Early Learning Coalitions, and the Family Learning Partnership. Mr. Torres’ community involvement also includes supporting several charities throughout the community.
Mr. Torres holds a master’s degree in public administration from Florida International University (FIU) and has been teaching public administration, budgeting, and public relations as an adjunct instructor at FIU for the past 10 years.
Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
Angelo Parrino is responsible for providing oversight of all administrative functions. Mr. Parrino has more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Coalition, Mr. Parrino served in a variety of capacities for the State of Florida Department of Children & Families, including director of fiscal, administrative and support services, providing direction and leadership to 110 employees with an annual operating budget of $350 million. In addition, he held various positions at the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in Tampa, FL., including director of the Community Health and Human Services Department and manager of medical services for the Department of Public Assistance. Mr. Parrino received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Florida in Tampa.