Eden Ruiz-Lopez, MPA is the Assistant Deputy Director at the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). She provides leadership and direction for day-to-day project operations and administrative activities. She contributes to the planning, design, development and implementation of the project’s objectives, procedures, budgets, processes and standards. She also coordinates with federal, state and local agencies and ensures grant compliance.
Eden has an acute passion for socio-demographic and geographic trends, as well as issues of aging, public housing transformation, human rights, and homelessness.
In former roles, Eden directed a home modification and housing advocacy program for adults with disabilities and managed finances for adults who were adjudicated incapacitated and placed under guardianship.
Eden earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration at The University of Southern California.