Javi Martinez is a graduate of the University of Texas Pan American and holds a Certificate of Gerontology from USC-Davis. He has extensive experience working with caregivers, due to his previous employment in various capacities, including Hospice care, Home Health care, and Attendant services. Javi also serves on the Board of Silver Ribbon, a group of Volunteers that are tasked by Adult Protective Services to step in when CPS has cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults and the disabled, and provide whatever is necessary in terms of information, support, education or resources that are outside the scope of what CPS is responsible for. Javi is a certified Master Trainer of evidence-based programs, such as Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers of Alzheimer\'s and Dementia and Chronic Illnesses (SBP), Matter of Balance (MOB) and BrainSavers® Brain+Body Total Fitness Program.
Javi is a member of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health- Brownsville Campus. CAB members are business, school district, non profit, and clergy leaders. They are tasked with recognizing public health needs in South Texas, the State’s poorest area. These needs that stem from the connection between poor health and economic issues, frequently found in the over 65 year old population on a fixed income,,are addressed with the School of Public Health. The School instructors, researchers, and funds procurement staff, now armed with CAB data and expertise, partner with CAB, to be one source of reversing the poor health issue.