Manny Hernandez is a nonprofit leader, a recognized social media author and consultant and a passionate diabetes advocate. He has over 15 years of experience in team management and project management and an extensive background in Web Product Development, Content Development and Online Community Management.
Manny has spoken about Social Media and their intersection with Nonprofits and Health in events such as BlogWorld Expo, Health 2.0, ePatient Connections, Nonprofit Technology Conference and Yale Healthcare. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, Fox News Health, Diabetes Forecast, Univision, El Pais (Spain) and El Universal (Venezuela), among other media.
In 2007, he co-founded TuDiabetes.org and EsTuDiabetes.org. He co-founded Diabetes Hands Foundation along with his wife Andreina Davila, and served as Chairman of the board between 2008 and 2012, developing the board from 5 members to 14, to support the organization’s growth up to nearly half a million in annual revenue. As President of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, he is responsible for program strategy, fundraising, and partnership development. He serves on the Multimedia Advisory Board at USC Annenberg School for Communication, has served in the board of iPump.org and wrote dLife.com’s only bilingual diabetes column for nearly four years.
Born in Venezuela, in 1994 he completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering in Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas. In 1996 he obtained his Masters degree from Cornell University. He has worked with Procter & Gamble, Quepasa.com, Earth911, Pets911, Full Sail University and Ning. He wrote “Ning for Dummies,” (April 2009) and collaborated in other books on social media and health 2.0. He is a fully bilingual (Spanish/English), fluent in French and conversational in Italian and German.
He has been blogging at askmanny.com since 2002. You can find him on Twitter: @askmanny.