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Marty Martinez

Health and Human Services Chief

Previously the President and Chief Executive Officer for Mass Mentoring Partnership, Marty Martinez joins the City of Boston after serving the Boston and surrounding area for over 20 years. He first joined Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) in 2007, leading the growth of program services. He was named President and CEO in 2012, where he led the organization to unprecedented growth across the Commonwealth, strengthened advocacy efforts and state budget dollars on behalf of mentoring and young people, and elevated the role of diversity and inclusion in the mentoring movement. Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston joined forces with Mass Mentoring Partnership in 2014, and worked with Martinez to create the Mayor's Mentoring Movement, an exciting initiative to increase the number of empowering relationships for youth in Boston.

Before joining MMP, Martinez held senior positions at the Boston AIDS Consortium, the Regional Center for Healthy Communities at Mount Auburn Hospital, and the City of Somerville, where he led youth services. In addition to his professional experience, Martinez has deep roots in civic life, having served on a variety of nonprofit boards and run for municipal office. He currently serves as an Advisory Council member for My Brothers Keeper - Boston, an academic mentor at Burke High School, and as a member of the City of Boston Scholarship Committee. Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master's degree in Urban and Public Policy from Tufts University.

As the Chief of Health and Human Services, Martinez will oversee several departments and offices, including the Boston Public Health Commission, Office of Recovery Services, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Veterans Services, the Disability Commission, the Commission for the Elderly, the Office of Fair Housing and Equity, the Mayor's Office of Food Access, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Advancement, and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement.

Martinez lives in South Boston with his partner, Matthew Hall.