Dr. Joel Pérez currently serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley located in Monrovia, CA. He is the owner of Apoyo Coaching where he serves as an executive coach and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He specializes in career transitions, career coaching, coaching professionals of color navigating predominantly White organizations, and professionals that want to develop their cultural humility.
He has a certification in the MBTI, is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and is a certified coach through the Academy of Creative Coaching. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Brandman University in California in the Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
He has over 20 years of experience in higher education, most recently as vice president and dean of students at Whittier College. He also serves on the board of Degrees of Change, which prepares diverse, homegrown leaders to succeed in college. Joel has been married for over 23 years and has four children, and he enjoys cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers.