George Gallego, the founder of Access Initiatives, focuses on this community to guide the life challenges caused by disabilities and aging. George has been a wheelchair user since1992. Self-driven, he became a renowned para-triathlete: four-time Silver Medalist National Champion and Bronze World Medalist Champion. His mission is to provide people with disabilities and seniors Access to healthy lifestyles in their community and beyond.
Known as a community pillar with numerous acts of kindness and generosity, George pursued his education with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with Distinction at Mercy College. He earned a Professional Certification in Nonprofit Management from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and Business Administration, and is also Certified as an Aging-in-Place Specialist.
Gallego founded several nonprofit organizations which have enriched the lives of people with disabilities, and he also served on numerous advisory boards. George continues his affiliations and various memberships to support the disability community. Now he has taken his experience and knowledge to another level: continuing to provide an underserved community with a chance at good health, independence, and success with a state-of-the-art approach.