Nicholas Torres, MEd, to be the new chief operations officer at The Alliance for Health Equity
COATESVILLE — The Alliance for Health Equity is pleased to welcome Mr. Nicholas Torres, MEd as the first Chief Operating Officer (COO) beginning February 1, 2022. Nick, having over 25 years of experience in executive management, works at the cross section between the private, government and not-for-profit sectors to align them towards collective social impact and public policy change. Nick has led and founded multiple for-profit and not-for-profit social ventures that are driven both by social impact and financial sustainability measures. Some of his launched social ventures include charter schools, an early literacy technology platform, school-based health centers, and community-based satellite college sites.
He brings a wealth of experience as he provides governance and fiduciary support to The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) an official non state actor of WHO. He is also Co-Founder of Social Innovations Partners which publishes the Social Innovations Journal and incubates and launches high impact social sector models and enterprises through the Social Innovations Lab Process. He teaches Nonprofit Leadership, Social Policy, and Social Entrepreneurship at University of Pennsylvania.
Nick has worked with The Alliance in the capacity as its Collective Impact Strategic Advisor and helped shape one of its strategic priorities, Integrated Services; Helping People Live Healthy and Well.As the new Chief Operations Officer, Nick will be responsible for driving significant social impact by co-designing and strategically deploying the operational infrastructure required to support The Alliance as it continues to chart its path forward in the changing landscape of philanthropy. Serving as a thought partner with the CEO he will be responsible for facilitating change and growth across the continuum of mission aligned investing, fundraising, and implementing its strategic priorities while nurturing an aligned, integrated, and accountable organizational culture.
“At this juncture in my career, having the opportunity to advance the mission of The Alliance for Health Equity, allows me to lead with my passion and that is to create transformative models that lift up communities economically and socially disadvantaged,” Torres said. “The Alliance’s equity place-based focus gives me the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”
The board and staff at The Alliance for Health Equity look forward to collaboratively strengthening the impact of their work through Nick’s insight and experience within the nonprofit sector. For more information about The Alliance for Health Equity, please visit their website at alliancehealthequity.org. Follow The Alliance for Health Equity on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on its recent endeavors with the Coatesville community!