Alhelí Irizarry

Consumer and Community Engagement Consultant, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

Alhelí Irizarry, Consumer and Community Engagement Consultant, she/her. Alheli is an experienced community organizer, program manager, trainer, facilitator, and strategist. Alhelí lives right outside of Chicago with her family and has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector in both statewide and local community-based organizations, in coalitions and service organizations. Her work experience covers working with youth, adults and allies, advocating for the reform of immigration laws for a humane and just legalization. She has also worked in education and violence prevention programs, citizenship engagement and has trained in organizing, leadership development and racial equity. Alhelí previously worked as the manager for Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership Program, and as trainer and organizer for the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations and Enlace Chicago, a partner on the Center's medical debt work. Alhelí holds a Bachelor's Degree in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a proud immigrant from Mexico and has called the United States home for over 20 years.

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