Dr. Rodriguez has worked with social services and human services programs for over 30 years. He started as a pre-school teacher and child development director in urban Detroit community colleges, and later worked in a day treatment program for young children. In his career with NHA Dr. Rodriguez has worked in the capacity of the mental health professional; education coordinator; trainer and training coordinator; social services director, program administrator, and director of training, research and evaluation. He has directed training for NHA Head Start over the past ten years including staff training, mentoring, and program outcomes. Dr. Rodriguez has been a co-investigator in a number of research projects with universities involving program services and outcomes. In the past he participated as a member of federal review teams evaluating Head Start programs. Dr. Rodriguez has a bachelor’s degree in education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, a master’s degree from Wayne State University with an emphasis on human development, and a doctorate in psychology from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been an instructor in community colleges, and is licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. Having had the opportunity to grow professionally at Neighborhood House Association, Dr. Rodriguez is interested in working with staff to help actualize their professional development.