Germano Kimbro brings 20 years of Human Service experiences; trained in BEST Practices, he is a Certified “Ice House” Entrepreneurship Learning Initiative Facilitator, and a Positive Youth Development Specialist. Germano is a co-founder and one of the first coordinators of the New Haven Family Alliance’s (NHFA) Male Involvement Network (MIN), a comprehensive service delivery system that supports men and fathers to become healthier and meet the emotional, social, and financial responsibilities for their children. Germano is an experienced local and state advocate, and worked to create and change policy through legislation, influenced the 1999 public Act No. 99-193 and establish the John Martinez Responsible Fatherhood Act. Germano’s work with fathers and families is modeled in Connecticut and throughout the country.
While at Springfield College, Germano conducted a senior research project surveying 200 Black males and their access to health care. It was discovered that low income males from inner cities tend to access services in three ways: