WASHINGTON, DC (April 4, 2019)—The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) announced today that Beatriz “BB” Otero, will join the organization as a Senior Fellow, bringing her experience and innovative thinking to CSSP’s work to advance equity for young children and their families.
As a Senior Fellow, BB will help CSSP in its work to build Early Learning Communities, engaging local leaders committed to developing more comprehensive, integrated, and equitable service systems and opportunities for young children.
BB is president of Otero Strategy Group, a strategic consulting practice in the areas of health, education, human services, and community development. BB has extensive experience formulating and executing policy related to early childhood education and community development. Prior to helming Otero Strategy Group, BB served as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for the District of Columbia. She is also the founder and CEO/President of CentroNía, which began as a small child care center housed in a church and grew into an award winning educational and community development organization in the Washington Metropolitan region. Along with her many years of local community service, BB has a wide range of international experience including disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief and advising local governments in Europe on immigrant conflict.
“We have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with BB, both as a partner in thinking through policy and early childhood issues and as a former board member,” said CSSP President, Frank Farrow. “We are delighted to once again have her on our team and know that her particular brand of leadership and experience will help further our work and drive change to ensure that all children, youth, and families in the US thrive.”
About CSSP. The Center for the Study of Social Policy is a national, non-profit policy organization that connects community action, public system reform, and policy change to create a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families thrive. To do this, we translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, support strong and inclusive communities, and advocate with and for all children and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.