El Centro de las Americas
Nov 30, 2018
Roméo Guerra, Executive Director
El Centro de las Americas

Roméo currently serves as the Executive Director for El Centro de las Américas and manages all the program coordinators directly. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science as well as a Master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education with a specialization in Gerontology both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has held a number of progressively responsible positions in the health and human service field. This includes extensive experience at the local, state, and national level. He worked for over ten years in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, with a focus on minority health. Other positions he has held include Director, UNMC College of Public Health, Survey Research Center, Director of Academic Conferences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Program Officer for the Nebraska Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Most recently Roméo worked for the University of Nebraska Medical Center in grant research and development.

Roméo’s professional interests focus on health disparities and equity. He is particularly interested in the elimination of public health disparities and improving health outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities through the acquisition, dissemination, and utilization of quality health data. His areas of concentration include system change, socioeconomic determinants, cultural competence, client empowerment, health care access and utilization, and promotion of healthy lifestyle intervention strategies. Roméo is a seasoned professional who has demonstrated leadership and advocacy for the Latino community throughout his career in public service.