Director of Finance and Administration
Ms. Kisis Cruz-Penalba serves as the Director of Finance and Administration at Little Kids Rock. She had served and managed the finances of 14 catholic grade schools in the Upper counties in New York. Ms. Cruz-Penalba made a smooth and self-motivated transition to the nonprofit sector after working several years in the private sector, including a position at JP Morgan Private Banking. Throughout her experience in the nonprofit sector, she has worked and volunteered for diverse organizations. Ms. Cruz-Penalba has served as the Business Manager at America Magazine, a Catholic magazine, New York Nativity Schools, a string of Jesuit-run independent schools. Ms. Cruz-Penalba has volunteered at Tu Puedes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping immigrants assimilate to American culture and co-validate foreign college degrees. She held the position of treasurer of Board of Directors at Tu Puedes. In the past year, Ms. Cruz-Penalba serviced the Board of Directors of Teatrica. This newly-founded nonprofit organization is dedicated to the development and advocacy of Latino theatre in New York City. Ms. Cruz-Penalba is completing her MBA at St. Peter’s University and has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the City University of New York.