MATEC announces the appointment of Ricardo A. Rivero, MD to the position of Executive Director, effective May 16, 2014. He replaces Barbara Schechtman who is retiring after serving in the position since 1988.
Dr. Rivero has been with MATEC for 11 years, leading the MATEC-Illinois team as the Director. Prior to his time with MATEC, he worked with the American Red Cross, where he had a leadership role within the National Hispanic HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Program. He also acted as the Executive Director of the Midwest Hispanic AIDS Coalition. Ricardo has both MD and MPH degrees, bringing a strong educational background to the position.