Alfredo Hernandez
Alfredo Hernandez
 was named program director for the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance in April 2015. Previously, he served as associate program director for two years. In his role, Alfredo facilitates workshops that engage people around race issues; takes an active role in community initiatives to promote racial equity; and reviews and assesses relevant social scientific research on race issues for integration into existing and new programs. Alfredo is also a consultant to organizations seeking assistance in developing and sustaining inclusion strategies.

Alfredo serves as a medical interpreter for Mercy Health Partners, providing language interpreting services for Spanish speaking patients. In addition, he is an adjunct instructor at Muskegon Community College, where he teaches the philosophy course, World Religions and Cultural Anthropology.

Alfredo earned a master’s degree in comparative religion from Western Michigan University. He has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Grand Valley State University and an associate’s degree from Muskegon Community College. Originally from Panama, Alfredo is fluent in Spanish. He also speaks conversational Japanese. Alfredo and his wife have two sons and make their home in Muskegon.