Iva came to Commonwealth Land Trust in 2019 as President & CEO, succeeding Ellen Tan’s 25 years in that role. Iva was previously the Assistant Director of the Office of Children, Youth and Families within the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, where she managed programs involving state agencies, local communities, human services providers, and private vendors. Before that, she was Deputy Commissioner for Operations Management at the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance and Senior Finance Manager at Justice Resource Institute.
Iva holds an MBA/Master of Science in Finance from Northeastern University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Relations from American University in Bulgaria.
The President & CEO of CLT serves in an ex officio capacity on the CLT Board.