Javier is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in developing effective strategies for youth and community mobilization. His experience and expertise come from more than 20 years of work with the Youth to Youth International Program. In 2003, he was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Developing Leaders in Reducing Substance Abuse Fellowship and is a graduate of the Ray Miller Institute for Change and Leadership. His company, R.E.A.C.H. Communications, Inc., is a boutique marketing firm focusing on developing cutting-edge health and wellness messaging strategies. Much of his work that focuses on tackling issues of health and social disparities in urban communities is in collaboration with MEE Productions Inc., one of the most successful and impactful communications, research, and marketing firms in the world.
As an author and speaker, Javier has the opportunity to deliver life-building messages to youth and adults all over the world. He has written two books: Look in My Mirror is a children’s book for fathers and daughters, and From This Moment On is designed to help students, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs add process to their passion.
Javier received his bachelor’s degree in behavioral studies from Capital University.