Juan is supporting the development of a strategic plan for Children’s Aid, one of the oldest and largest children’s nonprofits in the country. He is also contributing to the design and launch of the Mayor’s Office of Child Care and Early Childhood Education in New York City, which will streamline innovation and action around equitable childcare access.
Juan has a strong background in both city planning and public health. Prior to joining Bennett Midland, Juan supported several civic projects in the Bay Area, California, including a comprehensive redesign plan for sidewalks and pedestrian systems for the City of Richmond. Juan also developed a needs assessment for a large-scale community health center network, conducted research on the health and policy impacts of COVID-19 on homelessness and housing insecurity for the California Department of Public Health, and supported the successful transition of former New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Herminia Palacio. Juan has Master’s degrees in City Planning and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Biology from Columbia University.