George Lino

George Lino

Chief People Officer

George Lino is an accomplished health and human services industry executive with over 20 years of experience driving performance management of human capital. George held a number of increasingly responsible roles in Human Resources leadership for organizations that provide care to persons in need and budgets that were from 10 to 50 million in scope. His most recent role was as the Chief Human Resources Officer with START Treatment and Recovery Center in New York City, a Medicaid assisted treatment program servicing individual with co-occurring disorders in substance use and mental health.

As a strategist and accessible leader, George understands the need for complementary leading edge technology and employee centered human resources and professional development to increase employee performance, ensure employee engagement programs are effective and champion a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion culture. His focus is to ensure that all aspects of the employee experience, from on-boarding to off-boarding, provides quality employee centered care for every staff member. He accomplishes this through teams he has led, Human Resources, Information Technology and Organizational Excellence.

Raised in New York City (the Bronx) George is a native New Yorker with both Black and Hispanic heritage/legacy from Central America Honduras and the first in his family to graduate college with a Master’s in organizational leadership, Bachelor’s in organizational management and certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

George is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Governance Chair, for a grassroots non-profit in New York City, called Children of Promise, NYC. In addition, Chairs the Human Resources Group for the HR Affiliate Network, the NVIDD HR Coalition Group, the DC IDD Coalition HR Group, a champion for VOACC Affiliates for the National Office, DEI Learning Collaborative and serves as the VOACC affiliate Board of Directors, DEI Task Force, staff liaison for the internal VOACC DEI Committee in collaboration with Senior Leadership and he is a servant leader and a commissioned minister.