Ángel Ortiz-Siberón is the Vice President of Research and Strategic Initiatives at Nueva Esperanza, Inc. In this role, Ángel works closely with the President and CEO, Rev. Luis Cortés, on the development and execution of new ventures to ensure strategic alignment with organizational goals. He also supports the organization’s research and evaluation efforts with a focus on capacity building.
Prior to joining Esperanza, Ángel was a Health Policy Research Fellow at the Weitzman Institute, a research and education organization embedded within one of the nation’s largest federally qualified health care centers, Community Health Center, Inc. During his time at Weitzman, he helped launch a health policy division based in Washington, D.C. and conducted community-based participatory research centered on the health and health-related social needs of youth experiencing housing insecurity. Ángel’s previous research has focused on minority homeownership, homelessness, prisoner reentry, and racial/ethnic inequality in social policy, using quantitative and qualitative approaches. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and featured at national conferences in the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, he has briefed nonprofit leaders, mayors, and members of Congress on the needs of Latino/a and limited English proficient individuals experiencing homelessness.
Ángel currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review, the Philadelphia Continuum of Care Board for homelessness services, and is the Chair of the Ceiba Homeless Advisory Board, a group of North Philadelphia-based nonprofit leaders working collaboratively to address homelessness in the Latino/a community. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Mellon Mays Fellow and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Outside of the office, Ángel enjoys playing Latin percussion in various Philadelphia-based Puerto Rican music groups and educating youth about Afro-Caribbean rhythms.