The mission of CEC is to address diversity, inclusion, and equity for marginalized and minoritized groups facing disproportionate health disparities.
CEC conducts strategic equity-driven policy research, engages in effective programming, and fosters collaboration among community-based organizations, stakeholders, and elected officials. These strategies expand efforts, reach, and engagement within underserved and underrepresented communities.
CEC works with local non-profits, grassroots organizations, and county, city, and state entities to serve the many groups in need in the community, including children, seniors, veterans, the differently-abled, the homeless, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
For over 20 years, Octavio has devoted himself to aiding and improving the health and wellbeing of those in his community.
He works alongside community-based organizations, stakeholders, elected officials, and other community members to develop constructive and supportive collaborations. He actively participates in committees and strategic working groups to accomplish the mission of CEC.
Octavio began his career as a social worker in New York City. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Health and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Gerontology. In his free time, he coaches youth soccer.