Who we are

Moisés Pérez-Martínez
Vice President of Workforce, Community & Government Relations, SOMOS Community Care

Mr. Perez is a seasoned executive in the design, development, and management of innovative health and human services solutions. He is the founder/co-founder of numerous iconic community-based organizations such as City-as-School, The Door-A Center of Alternatives, El Puente, The Center for Organizational Development at CSS and, Alianza Dominicana. 

He has received numerous awards, including the Points of Light Foundation award (issued by the President of the United States), The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Alumnus Award-Brooklyn College CUNY, The Center for Community Health Partnerships, and the Presidential Medal of Honor (Dominican Republic).

SOMOS Community Care

  • Consultant
  • Vice President of Workforce, Community & Government Relations

Moises Pérez-Martínez headed the Workforce, Community and Government Relations department, which is responsible for oversight of programs and initiatives in workforce and training; community and patient engagement; and cultural competency and health literacy.

Aha! Strategies/Anticipatory Strategy Builders/Co-Principal

Consultants focused on bridging the strategy execution gap, providing a distinctive approach to helping organizations stay ahead especially in constantly evolving environments. Learning how to thrive during times of
continuous rapid changes is a new normal that requires new ways of knowing.


  • Brooklyn College, BA in Education (Cum Laude)
  • Teacher’s College, Columbia University/coursework curriculum development
  • National Urban League, George Edmund Hyanes National Fellow (Workforce & Education
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2010
  • Presidential Medal of Honor, President of the Dominican Republic, 2010
  • Distinguished Alumnus Medal-Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • American Public Health Association-Outstanding Community Organization Award
  • Center for Community Health Partnership, “Partnerships Make a Difference Award”, 2005
  • Hispanic Federation of New York, Community Based Organization of the Year, 2002
  • Points of Light Foundation, President’s Award
  • NY Presbyterian Hospital, Excellence in Community Service, 2002
  • Columbia University School of Public health, Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, 2002


“The Impact of Community Health Worker Training and Programs in New York City,” February 2006, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Mobilizing the Community for Better Health: What the Rest of America Can Learn From Northern Manhattan, ed. By Allan J. Formicola and Lourdes Hernandez-Cordero; Columbia University Press, 2011;
The foundation of the Health Workforce Collaborative is based on the values of democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of its founders, the Collaborative upholds the ethical values of honesty, transparency, social responsibility and caring for others.
Erika Flint
Board President

Join the Health Workforce collaborative

Contact Us

Get the Most out of the Health Workforce Collaborative

Having a HWcollab account gives you all sorts of ways to make the most of your health career journey.