STICH AmeriCorps Program Manager
As the Workforce Development Program Coordinator, I assist with the development and administration of the Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps program. CHCACT and 11- member Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) host 23 AmeriCorps members for 10-month terms committed to national public service. My primary areas of focus include the ongoing development and facilitation of STICH orientation and trainings as well as ensuring program compliance and tracking program data.
I have served two terms of service with AmeriCorps. My first term, I was a Team Leader with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) whose missions is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service. During my 10-month service term with AmeriCorps NCCC, I supervised, motivated, and coordinated a diverse team of young adults to complete multiple projects addressing essential community needs throughout the Southern Region of the United States.
After completing my term of service with AmeriCorps NCCC, I served with the University of New Haven as an AmeriCorps VISTA member through the Connecticut Campus Compact program whose focus is to build capacity of campuses and communities to address the root causes of poverty in partnership and through community-based learning. My main assignment as an AmeriCorps VISTA member was to strengthen a self-sustaining and multidisciplinary partnership between the University of New Haven and the Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS).
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Chico, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Health & Wellness. I’m delighted for the opportunity to contribute to a program that strives to improve community health and supports national service.