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Robert became Grand St. Settlement’s Executive Director on June 22, 2015. He is focused on developing an organizational culture that builds capacity and creates new programs and/or organizations, funds them, scales them, and sees them through to successful launch and operations.
Robert worked with the Board of Directors to immediately launch a comprehensive and organization-wide strategic planning process, which resulted in a plan that will guide our work over the next three years, effective July 1, 2017. Cordero has overall responsibility for Grand St. Settlement’s featured role as community partner of the Essex Crossing development project in the Lower East Side, to be completed in 2018.
Robert holds a master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and also completed the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program at the Anderson School of Management, a program exclusively for executive directors of community-based health care organizations.
Awarded the prestigious Joan H. Tisch Community Health Leadership Prize in 2011-2012, Cordero has worked on issues affecting low-income and minority New Yorkers, especially those relating to access to education, health care, treatment and social services. He is the proud father of twin boys and young daughter.