Until recently, Mrs. Rivera was the Housing Choice Voucher (“HCV”) Program Director for the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Texas (“HACEP”). She has extensive knowledge in the HCV Program and has served the clients of HACEP for 19 years.  During her tenure at HACEP, she also held several positions including HCV Supervisor for the Admissions Department, Accountant for the Internal Audits Department, Quality Assurance Accountant for the HCV Department, Accountant for the Budgets Department, and Accountant Technician for the Payroll Department.

Her professional certifications include HCV Executive Management, PH Asset Management for Executives, HCV Eligibility Specialist, HCV Rent Calculation Specialist, Family Self-Sufficiency Specialist, HCV Housing Quality Standards, Leadership Certificate Skills Program for Housing Authorities, and Management Competencies Certification Program for Housing Authorities.

Mrs. Rivera is a graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso with an Executive MBA in Business and a B.B.A. in Finance with a Minor in Management. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Rose State College in Oklahoma City. She is a native El Pasoan and is bilingual in English and Spanish.