José A. Rivera, JD is President & CEO of Rivera, Sierra, & Company, Inc. (RSC), a minority consulting company specializing in providing training and technical assistance in all areas of health and human services.
Dr. Rivera has served, for the past two years, as national project director for the Healthy Start Domestic Violence Technical Assistance Project for the Healthy Resources and Services Administration responsible for providing Domestic Violence TA to Healthy Start agencies throughout the country. During the two years, Dr. Rivera provided TA to over 40 Healthy Start and other Maternal Child Health grantees. He has a nationally acclaimed empowerment model for both understanding and harnessing the energy of women who overcome domestic violence. This innovative approach for addressing domestic violence builds on the resiliency skills of women who overcome trauma.
In addition, Dr. Rivera provides case management training, critical incident management training, and strategic planning for both governmental and nonprofit agencies throughout the country. On behalf of the Federal government, he has served as project director for numerous governmental contracts with some of the notable being: the Welfare Peer TA Project (for ACF), the Minority Faculty Development Project (for HRSA), the Workforce Investment in Recovery Project (for SAMHSA).
Dr. Rivera has a varied background. He has been a law professor, a psychology professor, a sociology professor, and a business management professor. He has been a civil rights lawyer, a presidential appointee under President Jimmy Carter and the founder of domestic violence counseling center.
Dr. Rivera sees the survivor of domestic violence as more than the sum of her parts, a person who, having recognized that she deserves better, is then capable to rise to heights that reflect the newly found power to take charge of her life. That is what he calls the Power of Recovery from domestic violence.
Make plans now to attend the 2011 Faith Based Domestic Violence Conference, June 24-25, 2011 at Promiseland Church, 1504 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, 78723. Registration is now open at www.fbdvconference.com. For more information contact Chaplain Lea Walker-Clark at (512) 554-8874