Elvis Guzman joined the Weinberg Foundation in 2019 as a program officer, advancing the Foundation’s work related to housing and health in the United States. He partners with organizations that provide health care access to vulnerable populations, as well as organizations that provide housing stability for youth and families experiencing homelessness.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Elvis was program officer for health and human services at the Abell Foundation, focusing on projects that addressed the social determinants of health in Baltimore City, including homeless and emergency services, food access, mental health, chronic disease prevention, positive youth development, and immigration.
Before joining the Abell Foundation, Elvis held several leadership roles at the Center for Global Policy Solutions in Washington DC, working with the US Congress and national coalitions to advance federal policies proven to support working families. While there, he managed several national economic security projects, including the Ford Foundation-funded Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative. As part of this work, he conducted state and national research and analysis on income and wealth inequality. Elvis worked closely with other experts of color to identify and advocate for practical policy and regulatory solutions.
Elvis earned a Master of Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Brandeis University, with minors in business and social justice and social policy. After graduating from college, Elvis was an AmeriCorps member through the former national Health Corps program where he worked directly with individuals experiencing homelessness.
Elvis was appointed by the Mayor of Baltimore to serve on the City’s Hispanic Commission, serving as a liaison between the Hispanic community and City government entities and recommending regulatory, legislative, and policy solutions on issues affecting the community. He serves on Journey Home’s Resource Allocation Committee, which guides the allocation of US Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care program funding in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services. Elvis is a graduate of the Council on Foundations Career Pathways 2021 leadership cohort and the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Next Up program class of 2021.
Elvis immigrated to the US at an early age from the Dominican Republic and resides in Baltimore’s Lauraville neighborhood.