With a background in non-profit management and banking administration, Saritin Rizzuto began a distinguished career in the non-profit sector over 25 years ago, when as a teen, she worked as a peer leader for the department of public health. Her goal was to go into communities with at-risk youth and educate them about violence prevention, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy. Saritin found her path then, and has spent what seems like every waking moment since "doing for others”. She has worked in a variety of settings that reflect her passion and commitment to improving the lives of others: as a teen health educator, an advocate for the disabled, in support of AIDS advocacy, and combating domestic violence. Saritin’s work has been as tireless as it has been compassionate, working both out in the community and in-house in program administration. Her broad interest, knowledge and effectiveness have benefited local, regional, and national organizations and all the people they serve. Even now, working at Metro Credit Union as Assistant Vice President of Community Relations and Latino Marketing Manager, Saritin takes on the traditional role of her job as only she can, finding the time to incorporate community organizing and building partnerships to benefit low income and emerging populations.
Saritin’s many accomplishments have her in high demand as a leader and champion of other causes. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Immigrant Learning Center, Casa Myrna, North Suffolk Mental Health, The East Boston Social Center, The Newmarket Business Association, and The Governor’s Public Education Nominating Council. She's past President of the North Suffolk Mental Health Board of Directors and past President of the Chelsea Rotary Club, where she was instrumental in an effort to raise funds and execute a plan to build a hospital facility in an indigenous area in Colombia.