Luis B. Perez, LCSW
President & CEO

Luis B. Pérez, LCSW is the President and CEO of Mental Health Connecticut. He has held leadership positions both in the private and public sectors and has a proven track record in behavioral health outcomes-based management, strategic planning, network development, public policy, budgeting, grant writing, and fundraising.

Since joining MHC in 2013, Luis has led a transformation of MHC that has included an investment in reliable systems and structures that have allowed the organization to deepen its impact, improve outcomes, and support innovation. MHC continues to lead the state on public policy initiatives that elevate the importance of community-based care that supports health and wellness as a goal for everyone, and reduces the long-term reliance on state-funding.

After receiving his undergrad degree at Emerson, Luis began his career in the financial services industry in New York City. Upon discovering aspirations to work in the human services field, Luis left the city to earn his Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, School of Social Work and then become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Luis’ broad background includes age-specific clinical and cultural competencies for working with child, adolescent, and adult populations and their families.

Luis has served on over 20 boards, task forces and committees over his career. Currently, he is serving on the board of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance as Vice-Chair, and The American School for the Deaf. He also recently served on the board of Mental Health America and continues to serve on MHA’s Anti-Racism, Equity, and Social Justice, Administration and Affiliate Relations committees.

Luis lives in Avon, Connecticut with his wife Janie, and their two dogs, Lola and Carlota.

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“Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.”

—Albert Einstein

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