Pablo Hurtado is a doctoral candidate in Social Work at the University of Kentucky. His research has primarily focused on increasing access to care for an at-risk population through in-home therapy. The focus carries on to his personal life as Pablo co-founded and currently serves as a director for Mobile Counseling of New York, a private practice that aims to do the same. Pablo has enthusiastically championed mental health throughout his professional career; enlisting in 2006 as a Mental Health Specialist in the Army National Guard, Pablo deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 and 2012, receiving a bronze star nomination for his work in establishing a substance abuse clinic. Upon his return, he served as a Management Consultant, helping launch and establish the Army National Guard’s substance abuse program. He continued his work in the field, receiving a direct commission as a medical service officer to serve as a program manager for the Army’s Drug Demand Reduction Program. Upon completing his last tour, Pablo decided to continue his education and pursue a Masters in Social Work at the University of Kentucky, completing his degree in 2022. In addition to his work at Mobile Counseling of New York, Pablo serves as the Executive Director for The Farren Foundation, a 501 (c)3 that focuses on funding preventive services for the family members of those affected by addiction. Additional charitable work includes funding, managing the Hurtado Scholarship, and being a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society board member. Pablo was recently honored as a 40 under 40 award recipient for his work in the community.