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Jose Perez was born in the “eternal spring land” of Guatemala and raised in Oakland California.
After working for over 10 years in the financial services industry, helping clients attain the best financial future possible, Jose decided to seek opportunities to use his skills to help members of the LGBTQ Community.

His search led him to the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, in 2018, where he offered volunteer personal financial management workshops.

Jose has now proudly joined the staff as a Wellness Services Coordinator, to fully devote himself to community service work.

In his new role, he will primarily assist community members by helping them navigate a variety of psychosocial, educational, financial, and healthcare service systems, in order to access the support that they need.

Jose's services at the Center also include community outreach, support group facilitation and health awareness presentations, to meet the holistic needs of our LGBTQ+ community.  

Jose’s favorite quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world “ ~Mahatma Gandhi.

ln his free time, Jose enjoys the gym, trying new foods, nature hikes, writing and interior design.


José can be reached at his email:

Jose@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org