Sergio Matos is the Chief Executive of the Community Health Worker Network of NYC – a professional association of CHWs that advances the CHW workforce through education, advocacy and research. The Network conducts research with academic partners and has established workforce standards for CHWs, including scope of practice. Sergio has helped establish CHW programs throughout the US and in independent nations, including the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Sergio served as the Chair of the CHW Section of the American Public Health Association where he secured a Department of Labor Occupational Classification for CHWs. Sergio has recently been working with emerging health reform and DSRIP innovations to integrate CHWs with inter-professional healthcare teams. Sergio recently co-authored a book titled, “Bridging the Gap – How CHWs Improve the Health of Immigrants”, published by Oxford University Press. Sergio was named “2018 Public Health Champion” of the year by the City University of New York.