Mr. William Ruiz, CEO

Mr. William Ruiz has served on the Board for the last nine years with pride and dignity.

He is a graduate student with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Boricua College.  As a student of Boricua College, he served as President of the Student Government for 2 years, from 2000 – 2001.  Mr. Ruiz is now the Chairman of the Boricua College Alumni Association, which oversees four campuses.  Mr. Ruiz was also the first Latino to serve as Vice President for the Liberty Park Glendale Home Owners Association, in 2002 – 2003.  He also served as a Housing Advocate for individuals living with HIV/AIDS within the five boroughs.

He is a former member of the Brooklyn Democratic Club, and currently holds membership with the 38th Assembly District.


Carlos J. Aviles, Chief Financial officer

Mr. Carlos J. Aviles is the Chief Financial Officer for HPCDC.  He has lived and worked in the Cypress Hills Community for the last 12 years and has over 20 years of non-profit accounting experience, including different funding sources such as DHS, OASAS, DHMH, OPWDD, DFTA, OJJDP, Ryan White, and DYCD.

Mr. Aviles grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn and was valedictorian of his H.S. graduating class in 1990.  He graduated from SUNY Empire State College with a B.S. in Business Management and Finance.

“I enjoy helping people and improving their overall quality of life.  Working with the homeless in NYC has given me a different perspective.  I am grateful and thankful for the opportunities that life has given me and I feel very fortunate I was put in an agency that helps and makes a difference in our community”.

He is a loving and devoted father of three sons and a grandfather of two.  Mr. Aviles is vigilant in the fact that he wants to ensure he is able to provide the best services and safeguards for all his clients, as well as his staff.  He always has an open door policy and is always available to lend a helping hand.  He goes above and beyond what is required and is constantly looking to improve the quality of services provided for his clients and staff.