Cepeda is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic human resources initiatives at NYLAG. He has over fifteen years of experience working in the non-profit sector. In his most recent role, Cepeda was the head of human resources at Innovations for Poverty Action. Cepeda was previously Director of Human Resources and Administration at a charitable organization based in New York City.

Cepeda holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College, a Masters of Public Administration from Metropolitan College, and an HR Directors Certificate from Cornell. He also possesses the following professional certifications: Professional Human Resources, Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR-HRCI); Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP); and Strategic Workforce Planning, Human Capital Institute (SWP-HCI).