University of Nebraska Medical Center

Roger Garcia, DMin, MPA, MTS

Associate Director of Recruitment & Retention, BHECN


Roger Garcia

Roger Garcia was born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents from Honduras and Mexico. He grew up in the rural town of Columbus, Nebraska before moving to Omaha in 2005. He holds a bachelor’s in psychology and Latino/Latin American Studies, a master’s in public administration, a master’s in theological studies, a doctorate in ministry, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration.

Since moving to Omaha, he has extensively engaged in civic and community activities, such as co-founding the Metro Young Latino Professionals Association (MYLPA) and serving on the boards for the Women’s Center for Advancement and the Immigrant Legal Center. For his active community involvement, Roger was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans award and the College of Public Administration and Community Service’s Goodrich Scholar Alumni of the Year award.

Professionally, Roger has been working in the nonprofit and public sectors for the past 17 years. He previously served as executive director for El Centro de las Americas in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the Nebraska state director for the National Center for Families Learning, and currently serves as associate director for recruitment and retention at BHECN. Roger has also served his community through elected office, recently concluding two terms on the Metro Community College Board of Governors and now serving as a county commissioner.