Hector R. Ortiz, PhD
H & R Communication and Consulting Services
Dr. Hector Richard Ortiz served until recently as Director of the Office of Health Equity with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Hector serves on different boards and committees at the local, state and national levels. Hector was appointed in 2012 to serve in the Health Equity Council Region III and currently serves as Co-Chair. The RHEC coordinates actions with the Office of Minority Health and the National Plan Partnership for Action initiatives to eliminate health disparities. Hector has attended and presented at several conferences, symposiums and summits related to health inequities and health disparities. Dr. Ortiz holds his doctorate degree in international relations, master’s degree in diplomacy and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Guayaquil State University. Dr. Ortiz also received an honorary doctorate degree in public service from Central Penn College in 2011. Dr. Ortiz is the president of H & R Communication and Consulting Services and author of The Creative Energy of Positive Thinking: A Basic Approach to the Genuine Concept of Happiness.