“The sixties were a time of motion, disturbance, organizing, and anger over the racism and sexism that pervaded our society. I was strongly influenced by the Civil Rights movement, the opposition to the war in Vietnam, and the women’s liberation struggle.
Racism and discrimination touched my life at an early age, and by the time I was in high school I saw the need to fight against it. In the summer of 1971, when I graduated from college, I joined the Puerto Rican Socialist Party. For the next twelve years I carried out grassroots fundraising efforts, led coalitions, and organized within Puerto Rican communities across the United States.”
Carmen Vivian Rivera is a Certified Life Coach helping clients transition toward greater balance and fulfillment in their lives. She served as a capacity building consultant for twenty years with over 80 nonprofit organizations, coalitions and foundations. Carmen has experience as a community organizer, nonprofit executive, public policy analyst and advocate. She has held top-ranking positions in New York City government as Director of the Office on Health Policy under Mayor David N. Dinkins, and for the City of Boston where she was Director of the Maternal Health Commission. She holds a Master of Science degree in Social Work and a Master in Public Health from Columbia University. Carmen brings a strong multicultural, social justice perspective to help clients act on the things that matter most to them. She specializes in Executive coaching, leadership and life transitions.
Carmen lives in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.