Investing in Non-Profit Leaders of Color Who are The Power Fund Leaders and where they are creating impact
Investing in Non-Profit Leaders of Color
26 THE POWER FUND
THE POWER FUND 27
MICHAEL D. NIEVES PRESIDENT AND CEO HITN-TV
PRESIDENT AND CEO JOBS FIRST NYC
Michael D. Nieves is the President and CEO of HITN-TV. Under his leadership, HITN has added over 10 million new Latinx households to its viewing audience, launched an award-winning election coverage program, and received three Emmy nominations. Mr. Nieves served as strategic and policy advisor and consultant to numerous elected officials and campaigns across New York City and State. Prior to government service, Mr. Nieves was principal and owner of Nieves Associates and CEO of Michael Nieves Consulting where he advised candidates and elected officials. Mr. Nieves’ numerous civic and community involvements include the boards of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Chicago, the New York Puerto Rican Parade, and New York City Public Schools Community School Board #32.
Marjorie Parker serves as the President and CEO of JobsFirstNYC. Ms. Parker has more than 25 years of experience overseeing adult and youth services initiatives and consulting for nonprofit organizations. Ms. Parker served as deputy executive director before assuming leadership of JobsFirstNYC in 2017. Prior to joining JobsFirstNYC, she was the deputy executive director of programs at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow. Ms. Parker has also held positions at the CUNY Research Foundation and New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. She serves as the current Board Chair of Reconnect NYC and is a member of the South Bronx Rising Together Leadership Council. Ms. Parker holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, a master’s in public administration from New York University, and holds a Certificate in Executive Education, Senior Leaders Program, from Columbia University Business School.
RAMON PEGUERO, ESQ.
PRESIDENT & CEO COMMITTEE FOR HISPANIC CHILDREN & FAMILIES (CHCF)
FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER NEW YORK CITY EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING COALITION (NYCETC)
Ramon Peguero, Esq. is the President & CEO of Committee for Hispanic Children & Families (CHCF), which combines education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and continuum of learning for children and youth. Prior to that, Mr. Peguero served as the Executive Director of Southside United H.D.F.C. (also known as Los Sures), the largest multi-service organization in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has over 30 years of experience working in grassroots organizations that tackled the most challenging issues facing low-income residents in New York.
Jose Ortiz, Jr. was the Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) at the time he was named a Power Fund Leader. Prior to joining NYCETC, Mr. Ortiz served as the Managing Director of External Affairs, Partnerships, and Business Development at Pursuit, a workforce nonprofit that prepares underserved and underprivileged individuals without college degrees for software development jobs. Prior to that, Mr. Ortiz spent more than a decade leading youth & family programs, leadership initiatives, and conferences at the 92nd Street Y (92Y). Mr. Ortiz is now in a leadership position for the City of New York as a senior advisor for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development.
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