Octavio Posada, Volunteer Committee Chair (‘20)
Octavio has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, 14 of those spent in the social work and public health fields in New York City. In that time, he experienced first-hand the lack of resources and benefits and all of the barriers and challenges minority and underserved groups face. In 2014, he relocated to Las Vegas to continue his passion and commitment to serving in various roles within the community.
As the Head of Consulting for Community Health Consulting (CHC), Octavio's efforts are focused on conducting strategic equity-driven policy research and fostering collaboration among community-based organizations, stakeholders, and elected officials. These strategies expand efforts, reach, and engagement within underserved and underrepresented communities.
CHC works with nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and county, city, and state entities to serve underrepresented and marginalized groups, including children, seniors, veterans, the differently-abled, the homeless, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
To address the unmet needs of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), Octavio joined efforts with the Office of HIV in the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. In his role as a Program Health Specialist, Octavio assists service providers state-wide who offer medical support and access to care to low-income PLWHA. Octavio's previous experience working with PLWHA includes providing Case Management and Treatment Adherence services for more than a decade in New York City.
In 2016, Octavio earned his Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a minor in Gerontology, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In 2020, also at UNLV, Octavio earned a Master's in Public Health degree with a Social and Behavioral Health concentration. Octavio is actively engaged with many organizations and groups addressing social services, public health, and aging. In his spare time, Octavio can be seen on the sidelines coaching youth soccer for local clubs or cycling at Red Rock Canyon.