Victor Leandry
Executive Director of El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc.
Lorain, Ohio

Victor Leandry received his Master’s degree in Social Work in 1999 from Cleveland State University. He is currently a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio. Victor started his career as a Community Social Worker in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He moved to Lorain, Ohio in 1991 and since then he has been providing direct clinical services to adults, children, couples and families. His job experience includes Mental Health Therapist, Team leader of the Bilingual Team at The Nord Center (Mental Health
Agency in Lorain County), Minority Services Coordinator at Lincoln Counseling Center and Coordinator of The Lorain School Based Mental Health Team (RALLY). Victor is currently the Executive Director of El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. in Lorain, Ohio. El Centro is a bilingual/bicultural, non-profit, social service agency.

El Centro is currently celebrating thirty-nine years of serving the community, specializing in services for the Hispanic/Latino community. Victor is also honored to have served as the Midwest Affiliate Representative for the National Council of La Raza. NCLR is the largest Latino civil rights advocacy organization in the United States, and has almost 300 affiliate member organizations in 41 states. He was the Midwest Affiliate Representative from 2007 to 2014. He was one of twelve regional representatives that compose an Affiliate Council, and served as the Chair of the Council and a Board member for National Council of La Raza from 2011-2014. In 1988 Mr. Leandry was one of five youth that received recognition from the Governor of Puerto Rico as a youth who had improved the quality of life of his community. In 2008, Mr. Leandry was recognized by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs as a Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Leader.