White House Author
Director of the National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute
Jerry Tello comes from a family of Mexican, Texan roots and was raised in south central Los Angeles. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of fatherhood, family strengthening, community peace and mobilization and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues. He is co-founder of the National Compadres Network (established in 1988) and the present Director of the National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute. He is the proud father of three children, Marcos, Renee, and Emilio, and grandfather of Amara.