Wilmer Jimenez


WNY Regional Coordinator, JOY Coordinator



Wilmer Jimenez was born in Guatemala and migrated to the United States when he was 14 years old - upon arrival, working in a strawberry and apple farm. Later, he transitioned to a dairy farm in Auburn, New York. He worked there for 2 years as a milker, cow pusher, and machine technician. At the age of 17, he decided to pursue an education at Fulton High School in Upstate New York, graduating in 2014. In 2016, he completed his Associates Degree in Arts in Humanities and Social Science, while also working part time as a tutor for the Oswego County Migrant Program. He later went on to pursue his Bachelors Degree in Health & Wellness Management graduating in 2018. He has worked at Oswego County Opportunities as a Homeless Outreach and Youth Specialist. He graduated from the State University Oswego in 2018. Immediately following graduation, he accepted the position of Health & Wellness Coordinator for the Spanish Action League of Onondaga County. During his time with the agency, he successfully developed support groups for Men and Women as well as a Domestic Violence program.