Perla Lopez Freed

Temporary Program Assistant

Perla Freed joined TEPHINET in March 2022 as a temporary Program Assistant. 

Previously, she served as the Executive Director for the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, a group of Y CEOs committed to Child Protection with the Y Movement and other youth-serving organizations. Perla comes from the Archdiocese of Atlanta where she oversaw the development, implementation, and oversight of new policies and practices to create and sustain a safe environment for children. She provided leadership to staff and volunteers in this area to provide protection against child abuse by ensuring the adoption of these new proven practices. Perla’s work included abuse prevention training for over 5,000 employees and more than 70,000 Diocesan volunteers.

Perla earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance from Georgia State University and, more recently, a Diploma Certificate in Safeguarding Minors from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. She represented not only the United States but Latin America as well in a group of 18 students--mostly religious--from all over the world. Prior to her important child protection role, she worked in accounting and finance and as a business manager for the Archdiocese and private sector firms.

pfreed-temp [at] taskforce [dot] org (Email Perla Lopez Freed)