Executive Leadership Team

Evelio Torres 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 $190 million.  Programs are funded by a combination of federal, state, local and private grants.  The Coalition is charged with continuously improving early education programs for the more than 160,000 children from birth through age 5 in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.  In partnership with the Florida Department of Education, the public school systems and community early care and education partners, the Coalition administers the state’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK), School Readiness and other educational programs.

Prior to joining the Early Learning Coalition, Mr. Torres served as senior vice president for a not-for-profit human services agency.  While there, Mr. Torres established services for the agency’s newest market in Miami-Dade County.  Mr. Torres spent 20 years in state government in a number of leadership positions prior to his involvement in not-for-profit organizations.

Mr. Torres holds a master’s degree in public administration from Florida International University.


Angelo Parrino Angelo Parrino,
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.



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