Benjamin Hernandez is the current Treasurer of APHA and the Founder and CEO of Human Age Digital. During his tenure as APHA Treasurer and in partnership with APHA staff, he has revamped the annual budget process and the delivery of financial information so that leadership with a non-technical background can understand financial information and make better decisions. The result of his efforts are an informed board that can focus on the public health mission without having to wonder about the financial health of the organization.
Hernandez has served in various capacities in public health including serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Assistant Director and Director of Performance Management for the Houston Health Department. Prior to that he served as a Policy Agenda Director in the Houston City Council. He has also served previously on various committees of NACCHO and APHA and is a member of the Health Administration and Physical Activity sections.
Hernandez is also involved with his local community. He serves on the Executive Board of the Beacon Day Center, an organization committed to Houston's underserved and homeless. He is also devoted to mentoring and inspiring the next generation of Latino leaders and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans. On a national level, he is a Marshall Memorial Fellow where he helps foster strong transatlantic relations between leaders in the United States and Europe.
Hernandez brings a valuable and diverse perspective with proven results to serve another term as the Treasurer of APHA. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Rice University in Houston, Texas.