Alberto Moreno is an elegant poet, the chair for the Oregon Commission
on Hispanic Affairs, and the executive director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition.
He was awarded his BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign and later received his MSW from the University of Illinois. Mr. Moreno
is originally from Mexico and is a recovering boxer from Chicago who rock climbs
and rides motorcycles in his spare time. Alberto gave the inaugural welcome for
Governor Kitzhaber in January 2015. Below is a portion of the poem he included
at the end of his powerful speech:
"Before the sun rises,
before the sun rises
before the stories of separateness
can assert their veil over our opened eyes,
before all these stories
have a chance to talk and chatter
I can see, I can see the thread of all things..."