Enrique Rojas, Manager of Reentry Services
Enrique, a Puerto Rican New Yorker from the Bronx, was accidentally chosen to audition for an educational theater program focusing on HIV prevention for adolescents in NYC back in 1989. Little did he know this would begin a 25-year career of service in communities with the most vulnerable populations. He was on the frontline in the early days of HIV performing adherence counseling, treatment education, and eventually delivering evidence-based trainings.
As a director of a senior center in the Bronx, he helped pioneer the first HIV prevention program in NYC targeting older adults.
Now with WPA, as Manager of Reentry Services, Enrique has increased the number of women served by the Community Linkage Unit (CLU), a program under his supervision, in each of the last three years. He is dedicated to reversing the trends of recidivism by demonstrating kindness, compassion, and a willingness to go the extra mile, which can make all the difference.