Regina Dick-Endrizzi Appointed Permanent Director of OSB
Mayor Newsom Appoints Regina Dick-Endrizzi as permenent Director of Office of Small Business
05/18/09 - Today Mayor Gavin Newsom officially appointed Maria Su as permanent Director of the Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF), and Regina Dick-Endrizzi as permanent Director of the Office of Small Business.
"I am pleased to have these talented women leading DCYF and the Office of Small Business," said Mayor Newsom. "Maria Su brings years of experience and knowledge from working at DCYF, and Regina Dick-Endrizzi has a wealth of experience facilitating city services for merchants and neighborhood associations. I could not think of better people to fulfill these positions."
During Su’s tenure at DCYF, she has overseen the department’s core service areas, including early care and education, family support, health and nutrition, out-of-school programs, violent response and youth workforce development, as well as the Wellness Centers, Beacons and Transitional Age Youth initiatives.
Previously, Dick-Endrizzi served as a legislative aide for Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, worked for the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and for 13 years, served as a District Manager for Buffalo Exchange, a retail apparel store.
DCYF creates and facilitates citywide policies and projects in support of children, youth, and families. It enables children, youth, and families to participate in a broad range of programs in the areas of early child care, academic support, health and wellness, youth workforce development, and cultural enrichment.
The Office of Small Business champions "business-friendly" policies, markets the contributions of the small business sector, and develops appropriate assistance programs. The Office of Small Business and the Small Business Commission work together to support and enhance an environment where small businesses can succeed and flourish.