September 1, 2014

2014 40 Under Forty: Eric Roldan

Director of Social Services, Family Health Center of Worcester

Birthplace: Worcester


Residence: Worcester


High school: Burncoat High School


Colleges and degrees earned:
B.S., Johnson & Wales University; Master's in social work, Springfield College

Career highlights: Started my social work career at Family Health Center with a nationally recognized homeless families program. I was mentored by the director of social services and, with her retirement, I moved into her role. I'm currently working on integrating behavioral health with medical services.

Community involvement: I am currently on the board of directors of Rainbow Child Development Center, which provides educational and therapeutic childcare services to children and families in Worcester County. I also volunteer at Liberty City Church's Sunday School Preschool.

Ultimate career goal: To become an executive director of a nonprofit organization that fits my core life values.

Non-relative you admire most: Rev. Will Bard, formerly the lead pastor of Liberty Church and currently the president of Live Life Center.

Favorite book: "Beginnings, Middles, & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work," by Ogden W. Rogers

Hidden talents: I have a great eye for photography.

"If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … invest in my community and pay off my student loans. "

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