Victoria Ribon joins the Opengate executive staff with a newly created title, Chief Human Capital Officer, formerly known as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this capacity, Victoria oversees the day-to-day functions of the Human Capital Optimization and Workforce Development Teams, previously known as Human Resources and Training Departments. She also serves as the Affirmative Action/Diversity officer and the liaison between employees and the Executive management team.
Prior to Opengate, Victoria was the Director of Human Resources and Executive member for Integrity House, a not-for-profit agency that provides detox, short and long-term residential substance abuse dependency and rehabilitation services located in Newark, NJ and which provides services throughout the state.
In October of 2018 she accepted the opportunity to join the executive staff at Opengate. Victoria says, “I wanted to be part of an agency that provides compassionate care, concern, and effective services to the population we support.”
Her immediate goals are “…to serve as an advisor and counsel Managers to create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to enable success.” Victoria has ensured Opengate is represented in several recent hiring events to recruit the best possible candidates for available positions within the agency.
On a personal note, Victoria is the oldest of four daughters raised by a single mother after her father passed away. As a single parent herself, she shares her life with two young teenagers, Olivia and Brianna. Her daughters join her passion for fitness and in her free time she can be found observing their participation in competitive dance and/or sports, or simply spending healthy quality time at the gym.