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


As an educator and sought after dynamic public speaker, Mr. Ortega has taught hundreds of inner city high school students entrepreneurship, career development, and a strong work ethic. He has also taught over 18 different business courses to thousands of college students throughout Houston.


In addition to managing his company, GMHS, Mr. Ortega is an Executive Professor at the University of Houston- Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. It is the #1 Entrepreneurship program in the country. He currently teaches Entrepreneurship. 


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


He was born in Havana, Cuba and has lived in Texas for over 35 years.


He is an avid traveler, photographer, and the devoted father of a spectacular teenager.


Contact Information: cortega@uh.edu