Luis B. Perez, LCSW
President & CEO
West Hartford, CT 06107
“Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.”
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 and committees during his career. He currently serves on the boards for Mental Health America, the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Mercy Community Health, and the American School for the Deaf where he also was appointed as a Corporator. He recently served on Governor Lamont’s Transition Team as Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee and has been nominated to serve on the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, and Equal Opportunities.
Luis lives in Avon, Connecticut with his wife Janie, and their two dogs, Lola and Carlotta.
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