Senior Manager, Strategic Priorities
YMCA of the USA
Victor Rivera is the senior manager, strategic priorities with the YMCA of the USA. As a member of the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team, Victor focuses on creating strategies and opportunities for local Ys to improve their efforts and connection to communities with an aim of equity and a focus on using anti-racist practices to include those who are most marginalized. This work is important, as many of the systems the Y is working to address have a complex history tied to the race-based outcomes within the United States and around the world.
Victor is energized by problems where others may be in dismay. The challenge of analyzing symptoms and identifying issues gives him the greatest push when working with individuals or organization. Whether the situation is complicated or unexpected, Victor embraces the confusion to develop new solutions.