Assistant Director, County of San Diego Child and Family Well-Being Department
County of San Diego HHSA
Alfredo Guardado has worked for the County of San Diego for over 24 years with 21 years being in Child Welfare Services. Over his 21-year career in Child Welfare Services, Alfredo has worked in multiple programs and promoted through the ranks within Child Welfare Services. Alfredo has served as the Assistant Director for Child Welfare Services for the last four years. During that time, Alfredo has helped lead the change from the traditional approach to child safety by focusing on prevention and upstream services. Alfredo also helped lead the department’s Innovation in Foster Care: Cash Transfer for At Risk Families program and Community Response Guide (CRG). In addition, Alfredo led the department’s response to the pandemic. He is proud of the work social workers did and how quickly the department was able to pivot to a remote workforce. He has worked with local and national Child Welfare stakeholders. Most recently, Alfredo has focused his efforts on modernizing and transitioning the Child Abuse Hotline to a Helpline. He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he received his Master of Social Work degree. He resides in North County with his wife and three children and enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.