With more than 30 years’ experience as a social worker and administrator serving older adults and their families, Hector has extensive expertise in helping families navigate elder care. Hector has a deep understanding of Medicaid eligibility criteria, the Social Services system, pooled trusts for income shelter and a broad range of insurance plans including long term care and managed care policies. Hector earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Lehman College, City University of New York and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and is a Certified Social Worker Care Manager (C-ASWCM). Hector was honored by the New York State Office of Aging in 1990 for outstanding contributions to the elderly of New York. Hector is also a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA).
“Advocacy is my passion. As a social worker, my career has always been centered and grounded in the field of geriatrics which is complex and challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. I derive enormous satisfaction navigating vulnerable elders and their families through complex benefit and entitlement systems often with very successful outcomes. Bringing peace of mind so that the future is brighter for these families is deeply fulfilling and I enjoy making a difference in their lives.”