Leadership at First Place for Youth

Tiffany Shirley

Vice President of Housing and Supportive Services

Joined First Place: May 2024

Tiffany brings more than 15 years of career experience in journalism, education and human services. As the Senior Director of Metro Los Angeles Programs at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), Tiffany oversaw a range of critical-service programs for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming unhoused. She also previously served as Program Director at Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco and the Coalition for Engaged Education in Los Angeles.

Originally from North Carolina, Tiffany began her career journey in print journalism before venturing abroad to South Korea, where she developed academic curriculum in Gwacheon while traveling to various countries throughout southeast Asia drafting freelance education articles.

Tiffany obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations and Journalism from East Carolina University and completed her graduate studies at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education.

With a passion for youth and family advocacy and a commitment to social responsibility, Tiffany also facilitates a variety of staff and leadership trainings in fiscal responsibility, program development, restorative practices and crisis management, tailored to the unique needs of vulnerable populations. In her down time, Tiffany enjoys riding bikes with her partner and watching Golden Girls with her dog Jameson.

To top