Tomás León serves as CEO for People of Color Network, Inc. since April of 2011, leading staff of more than 240 mental health professionals and a network of behavioral and medical providers in their work to provide integrated culturally and linguistically responsive care to the more than 6,000 adults, children and families in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Before this, the Tucson native was the Vice President of Community Philanthropy and Operations for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of Youth On Their Own, Inc. He has two decades of experience in the areas of community and business development, community health, advocacy, strategic philanthropy and communications.
Recently, León was recognized by ASU Public Allies Arizona as one of two “Honorary Allies” for the Class of 2012 as a community leader that exemplifies the core values of diversity & inclusion, integrity, collaboration, continuous learning and a focus on assets. In 2007, León was selected as Advocate of the Year for his commitment to Arizona’s children, youth and families by Open Inn, Inc. In addition that year, he was honored to receive the Award of Distinction by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance for his work in the Tucson Regional Town Hall. He was selected as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 emerging community and business leaders in 2003 by The Arizona Daily Star and was honored for his work and dedication to the advancement of the Hispanic community that same year by the Hispanic Professional Action Committee. He has had the pleasure of serving on local and national nonprofit and federal boards, committees and initiatives, including the Pima Community College Foundation, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Literacy for Life Coalition and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. León holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.