Director of Facilities
Ms. Rodriguez has been with The Baker Center for 20 plus years with increasing level of responsibility and became the Facilities Manager in September 1999. Currently, as Judge Baker's Facilities Director, Ms. Rodriguez provides oversight, overall supervision, and coordination of the maintenance, housekeeping, purchasing, security, and management of The Baker Center's building, equipment and grounds.
She defines the mission of the Facilities Department (Facilities) as follows: to provide a clean, safe, and healthy work environment for the Center and the children it serves and to provide and maintain the materials that keep the building's activities running smoothly. Ms. Rodriguez ensures that the building and grounds are in compliance with all building code, health safety, and licensing requirements.
During the remodel and move to the new facility at Parker Hill, she coordinated her department with architects, contractors, and Judge Baker staff to help make the transition to the new building as painless as possible. She monitored the rehabilitation of the building ensuring it was appropriate for the staff and children we serve in terms of convenience and safety, for compliance to all codes, licensure and certificate of inspections. She attended weekly meetings to ensure schedule timelines for the completion of the renovation. Arranged for all new office furniture, designed and set up each office before staff moved in.
Ms. Rodriguez reaches out to The Baker Center neighbors and surrounding community, in order to coordinate construction plans and to develop disaster and evacuation plans. She continues to update her knowledge of her field by attending pertinent courses and seminars.