José Rodriguez

Site Director, Newark

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Pronouns: He/him

I am a highly motivated and forward-thinking social service leader administering a wide range of clinical, programmatic, and strategic supports in the nonprofit sector for over six years. My personal and professional commitment to supporting individuals that look like me has introduced me to various intersectional spaces in adult health management, child welfare, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and workforce development.

Presently, my work and interests center around community building and partnership cultivation, restorative and strength-based practices, strategic planning, leveraging community voices in research and program development, stakeholder engagement, and the use of a social equity lens.

As a mental health clinician, I value person-centric and holistic pathways to processing and healing. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from New York University and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from California State University-Northridge. I am currently a licensed practitioner under the New York State Department of Education.

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