FORA.tv Speaker - Robert Espinoza
Robert Espinoza is the Vice President of Policy at PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute), the nation’s leading authority on the direct-care workforce.Through policy advocacy, research, analysis and innovations at the state and national level, PHI's policy program strengthens the direct-care workforce and prepares our nation to care for a growing population of elders and people with disabilities.
Prior to PHI, Robert served as the Senior Director for Public Policy and Communications at SAGE, the country's premiere organization working to improve the lives of LGBT older people, where he established and steered SAGE's national advocacy program, achieving historic wins and numerous distinctions. His awards include two GLAAD distinctions for excellence in marketing and five awards from the International Academy for the Visual Arts..
Robert has been a national policy expert, communications strategist and writer for more than 15 years, which includes leadership positions at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, SEIU and the Gill Foundation. He is a frequent commentator for The Huffington Post and currently serves on advisory boards for StoryCorps; the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Aging Today, the national newspaper for the American Society on Aging.
He has also authored numerous seminal policy and research reports throughout his career -- and his writing has appeared in Tikkun Magazine, Generations, NextAvenue.com, New American Media and Public Policy & Aging Report, among others.
Robert received his master's degree in public policy, with honors, from New York University, and his bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he graduated summa cum laude.
11.17.14 | 01:27:25 min
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