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2022 C-SUITE Honoree Carlos Marrero

Carlos Marrero Chief Executive Officer LEO Clinic Size of organization: 96 employees Education: Master’s in social work; earning
a doctorate in education
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Carlos Marrero is the CEO of LEO Outpatient Clinic in Hartford.

As a first-generation social worker, Marrero uses his experiences to advocate for more innovative programming and services in health care and to address well-known disparities.

He combats these disparities by creating innovative healthcare systems within medical, dental, behavioral health care in schools, in the community, shelters and more.

Since 2016, Marrero has been active within organized health care, opening doors for those affected by disparities and inequalities and creating tangible policies that can impact health care within his own clinic.

In addition, he has opened clinics, school-based clinics, special education schools and more.

What have been your biggest professional accomplishments over the past year?

My biggest accomplishment this year is partnering with a local community agency to close the gap between the medical care needs of community members and their families that struggle with addiction and/or homelessness.

We are accomplishing this goal by supporting those living in shelters by improving the quality of care they receive and providing them with innovative primary care.

We are currently in the process of providing quality medical health services to the homeless community in Hartford shelters. In addition, we have partnered with two private schools to provide them with medical and behavioral consultations for their students and families.

Guiding business principle: Striving for innovation.

Best way to keep your competitive edge: Innovation, flexibility, always going above and beyond.

Best business decision: Deciding to have school-based clinics.

Biggest missed opportunity: Opening in Florida a couple of years ago.

Goal yet to be achieved: Opening in Florida and Georgia.

Personal touch in your office: Creating a space where all patients feel that they are in their homes instead of feeling like they are in a clinic.

In what ways are you involved in the community?

I provide free Salsa lessons to the community, specifically assisted living facilities, schools, and community agencies to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.

Personal side

City of residence: Hartford

Favorite way to relax: Dance

Hobbies: Dancing salsa

Last vacation: Colombia

Favorite movie: “Harry Potter”

The car you drive: Mazda CX 9

Currently reading: “Change your Brain Change Your Life,” by Daniel G. Amen

Favorite cause: Keeping Green

Second choice career: School administrator

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