Carlos Ortega

Senior Professor of Practice

Carlos Ortega


Carlos Ortega's passion for the healthcare industry and the elderly led him to form a company which provides mental health services to patients in nursing homes. Over sixteen years later, Geriatric Mental Health Specialists continues to provide superior individual and group therapy to hundreds of patients throughout the state of Texas.

He is considered an expert in marketing services to the elderly.

As an educator and sought after dynamic public speaker, Mr. Ortega has taught hundreds of inner city high school students the importance of entrepreneurism, career development, and a strong work ethic. In addition, he has taught over 16 different business courses to thousands of university/college students throughout Houston.

He currently teaches Entrepreneurship and International Marketing at the University of Houston- Bauer College of Business.

Mr. Ortega received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University and his MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Ortega was born in Havana, Cuba and has lived in Texas for over 30 years. He is an active supporter of various political and non profit healthcare organizations.

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