I am a Program Director and Local Evaluator for the Albuquerque Center of PIRE. With PIRE since 2015, I have served as a program director, evaluator and technical assistance provider on studies of environmental-level substance abuse prevention programs, school health, and health systems in New Mexico. I have experience in implementation science and provide training, technical assistance and evaluation support to community coalitions and local coordinators; leadership, organization, and training for community quantitative and qualitative data collection; analysis of qualitative data; presentation and interpretation of data; instrument development and review; and local evaluation for substance abuse prevention and impaired driving grants. Finally, I have conducted research with criminal justice professionals and behavioral health providers and policy makers.
Prior to joining PIRE, I conducted public policy, public education and organizing campaigns on issues ranging from Medicaid to behavioral health to unemployment insurance reform to community schools and the Hispanic educational achievement gap. I am passionate about providing training and technical assistance to programs in order to conduct studies to increase health equity and cultural competency. I currently assist with or manage wide variety of projects for stakeholders, including Native Americans, Hispanic, rural and LGBTQ community members, including leading the statewide school nursing and school behavioral health evaluation and Santa Fe County’s Accountable Health Community (CONNECT) evaluation.