BB Otero

Special Assistant

BB Otero currently serves as Special Assistant to Montgomery County, MD Executive Marc Elrich providing strategy, advice and direction on a broad range of health and human service issues.

She also serves as Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) where she advises on early childhood systems building and state level strategy nationally.

As president of Otero Strategy Group, an innovative consulting practice integrating education, health, human services and community development supports, with a focus on socially responsible policy and practice she advises nonprofits, philanthropy and local governments in strategic planning, policy development and funding strategies.

Ms. Otero served for four years as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for the Government of the District of Columbia. Prior to which for 25 years she led CentroNia, a nationally recognized child and family services organization serving over 1,200 children and their families. As part of this work she developed DC Bilingual Public Charter School and multiple child development sites throughout the Washington region.

Additionally, Ms. Otero has a wide range of international experience and has also served on numerous local and national boards, including boards of education, hospitals and think tanks.  She is the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership, advocacy and public service; in 2000, she was named Washingtonian of the Year.