Executive Director – South Coast
Jeremiah Hernandez joined EforAll in the Fall of 2015 as the South Coast Program Manager supporting the Accelerator program, public events, and future growth of EforAll entrepreneurs. Jeremiah is a lifelong resident and champion of the South Coast. In the Winter of 2017, he was promoted to Executive Director. Born and raised in New Bedford, Jeremiah has always had a motivation to see his community flourish. His road to EforAll was paved with a career concentration in service. A graduate of Providence College with a BA in Political Science, Jeremiah’s strong community connections reach back to his childhood, holding signs for Michael Dukakis and most recently leading the way to make public art a part of the city policy, rather than the nuisance of so many. He was the Co-Founder of an Urban Contemporary Art Gallery called the UGLYgallery in downtown New Bedford that opened its doors in 2011. It offered an underrepresented genre and an under-served community a place to exhibit, sell, congregate, create, and feel safe. The UGLYgallery was a hub for cultural activity, community engagement, and an inspiration for those who have felt a barrier to the access of gallery culture. His passion for people has always been a motivator in his career choices. Before he owned his own business, Jeremiah was an account manager for a marketing and conventional printing company and helped his clients design marketing strategies across multiple media, assisting in ad buys, branding, and print. He will tell you his first love is food, as he is inspired by the creativity the kitchen allows him to express. The last restaurant he oversaw from concept to completion was Cork Wine & Tapas bar in New Bedford’s Whaling National Park. He loves his little Boston Terrier, Guinness Half Pint, vintage treasures from Circa Vintage Wear, and traveling to the best art experiences globally.