Carlos Diaz, one of six children, was born and raised in East Harlem to a humble blue collar household. Carlos is a shining example of dedication and love for his community. This is evident in the amount of time and effort he constantly expends in civic activities for his beloved “Barrio”. Carlos sits on the New York Telephone and Con Edison Advisory Committees and is involved with the George Conroy Educational Fund, an organization that gives scholarships to elementary school youngsters. He is a founding member of the East 111th Street Old-Timers made up of past and present East Harlem residents; many of which have become doctors, lawyers, judges, elected officials, professionals from all walks of life that are committed to supporting the youth of today’s El Barrio. Carlos also serves on the East Harlem Council for Community Improvement (EHCCI) Board, is currently the Chairperson of PROGRESS Inc. a prominent longest standing provider of Technical Assistance services to Latino Community Based Organizations throughout New York. Mr. Diaz is currently a Consultant to the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center promoting significant health care initiatives to the special needs population in the East Harlem community.