Program Director of the Community Sustainability
Self Help Enterprises
Eddie Ocampo is the Program Director of the Community Sustainability Department, at Self-Enterprises, with expertise in organizing and collaborating with rural communities and schools to identify water and wastewater systems’ needs and solutions, community income survey development and implementation, septic system, and groundwater survey implementation, housing survey implementation, preparation of loan and grant applications for project funding, project grant, and loan administration, public district formation facilitation, consultant recruitment and compensation negotiation, contract preparation, and training ofcommunity boards and staff. At SHE, his primary duties include overseeing the facilitation and improvement of community participation in multi-benefit land repurposing efforts, regional water planning, sustainable groundwater management, and policy development. Other duties include staff management, department and programs’ and projects’ development, and implementation; oversight of the organization’s community education, engagement, outreach, planning, capacity building, and training programs; oversight of the organization’s Drinking Water for Schools program, which improves access to safe water in rural and underrepresented communities; and oversight of the Sustainable Energy Solutions program, which connects disadvantaged communities with resources that facilitate access to affordable energy and clean transportation infrastructure. Eddie was hired by Self-Help Enterprises’ Community Development Department in 2012; he has also served in the capacity of an Assistant Program Director, Community Development Manager, and Community Development Specialist. Other relevant qualifications and experience include data analysis, collection, and reporting. His educational credentials include a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a Doctorate in Human and Social Sciences.