“Resilience to me is being able to continue to thrive; regardless of your circumstances you keep moving forward.” – Jorge
“I am resilient,” said Jorge Fernandez, a member of the CHS Board of Directors. Jorge has been resilient his whole life.
“I came from humble beginnings,” he said. Until he was in 7th grade, he would spend half the year in America and half the year in Mexico. “I feel blessed by the opportunities life has given me,” Jorge said. “I have been able to become acculturated without leaving my culture and my roots behind.”
By viewing his bi-national experience as an opportunity instead of a challenge, Jorge learned to be adaptable and tenacious. He would even ask teachers to teach him during
lunch so he could catch up on work he missed.
“Resilience to me is being able to continue to thrive; regardless of your circumstances you keep moving forward,” Jorge said. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, you keep getting up.”
Jorge is the Director of Behavioral Health at Golden Valley Health Center and he started his career in behavioral health as a clinician at CHS.
“I’m grateful for CHS because they were a school for me and for my fieldwork. They taught me how to be a good clinician, a good supervisor,“ he said. “The people there are family and I’m blessed to still be a part of it.”