Also known as CJ, he is the founder and Executive Director of Community Health Action Network (CHAN). He founded CHAN after receiving his diagnosis of diabetes but finding it difficult to obtain information on how to manage this disease. Naturally inquisitive, he researched and obtained the answers from key people who had the information he would need to maintain his health. His healthy lifestyle changes eventually led to the sad revelation about the lack of awareness in the community about this disease. His own journey opened his eyes to the need for communities, especially minority communities, to learn vital, life altering information, and from this concept, CHAN was born.