Mariely Rivera-Hernández is the founder of ChangeMaker Consultants LLC, the Changemaker Foundation and a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Culture of Health Leaders Program. She is also the creator of Pivot-ES, a podcast for leaders of social change. Rivera-Hernandez is a prominent change agent and public policy influencer with more than 19 years of experience. She distinguished herself as executive director of two renowned non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico: The Chana and Samuel Levis Foundation and Sapientis. Rivera-Hernández has ample experience in the areas of educational communications having led Diálogo, the University of Puerto Rico’s newspaper. She also has experience in the private sector having worked as Vice President of Student Success and Strategic Planning at Sacred Heart University. Instrumental in developing a startup non-profit, United for Puerto Rico, the only local disaster-relief and recovery non-profit that raised over 41 million dollars destined for local social impact projects after Hurricanes Irma and María.
She has completed professional education in Diversity and Inclusion through Society for Human Resource Management training, and Harvard University’s EdX.org online program on The Health Effects of Climate Change. Mariely is working on a new book which aims to document and transform the philanthropic sector in Puerto Rico at the intersection of social impact, change-making and best consulting practices.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS