Belen is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), where he is responsible for leading stakeholder engagement efforts with the White House, Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), Capitol Hill, public/private/community organizations; national initiatives, and key convening’s such as the Annual Conference, Spring Summit, White House Briefing, Wall Street Summit, and Congressional Roundtable.

Belen is a Co-Founder of the HIMSS Latino Community. Belen serves on the Morehouse School of Medicine’s (MSM) Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center’s Health Information Technology Policy Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Health IT Policy Committee - The Consumer Workgroup.

Belen obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in New York, NY and attended the A Better Chance program in Swarthmore, PA. Belen currently resides in Loudoun County, VA with his wife of 16 years and four children.

Involvement with AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Member - 2018 Health Datapalooza