Where Passion Meets Strategy
Resendez Strategies is a social impact firm focused on strengthening and amplifying diverse voices around health equity, innovation, and entrepreneurship issues. From healthcare to civic engagement, Resendez Strategies develops and manages innovative partnerships, issue campaigns, and coalitions around complex issues – all rooted in passion and sound strategy.
Jason has spent his career building connections across the public, private and non-profit sectors to drive social impact for diverse communities. With more than a decade of experience working at the intersections of advocacy, coalition building, and public policy, Jason helps clients tackle complex issues in the public health and multicultural spaces.
As the founding executive director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Network and Coalition - a network of UsAgainstAlzheimer's - Jason is a leader in the nation's efforts to address brain health disparities impacting Latino families. In this role, Jason spearheads coalition building, strategic convening, and patient advocacy in the Latino community. Jason is the co-author of Latinos & Alzheimer's Disease: New Numbers Behind the Crisis, released with the USC Roybal Institute on Aging, and co-project lead of the Alzheimer's & Dementia Disparities Engagement Network, an initiative supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Prior to founding Resendez Strategies, Jason served as senior manager of strategic partnerships at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza), the nation's largest Latino advocacy organization. While at Unidos, Jason developed outreach and partnership strategies to strengthen the organization’s core program and advocacy areas. Additionally, Jason advised Unidos' leadership team on technology issues and partnerships, coordinating meetings, policy communications, and outreach around tech-related issues for the organization. Before joining Unidos, Jason headed external affairs for LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC), the education arm of LULAC , the nation’s oldest Latino civil rights organization. While at LNESC, Jason oversaw strategic alliances, development, and technology programming for the organization's 14 regional offices.
As a subject matter expert on the intersections of health equity, brain health, and community mobilization, Jason has led and participated in panels at some of the nation’s leading diversity and health forums, including the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Latinos in Social Media and Technology (LATISM), the M-Enabling Summit, National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Centers (NACC), and the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
Jason is an ARCHE Public Voices Fellow and has written about and been quoted in stories about health equity issues for The Washington Post, The Hill, STAT News, Time, Huffington Post, NBC News, Truth Out, The Hechinger Report, and the El Paso Times. He was a regular guest on SiriusXM’s The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt.
He is a Google Next Generation Policy Leader, an Aspen Ideas Health Fellow, and serves on the boards of the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s and Consumers for Quality Care.
Jason is a native of South Texas and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government.