Cristina joined WMRHA as the Alliance's first Executive Director in 2017 with a focus on developing organizational leadership, strategy, innovation and sustainability. Cristina brings more than 15 years of experience working with health and human service non-profit organizations in the West Mountain region. Cristina has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Missouri. Cristina is passionate about creating a community healthcare system that serves all people, and believes that this requires a focus on health equity and determinants of health.
Zabdi joined WMRHA in 2019 as the administrative assistant offering support in administrative tasks, marketing, fundraising, and Spanish language facilitation and translation, and much more. Zabdi is currently working on her Bachelor of Social Work at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, which will be finished May of next year. Zabdi plans to continue on to get her master’s degree in Social Work. In addition, she works part time at the Valley View Hospital Youth Recovery Center as a Mental Health Advocate. Zabdi worked as a Family Liaison for the Roaring for School District at Glenwood Springs High School, where she had the opportunity to work closely with families to provide food, housing, health resources available in the community.
Regional Health Connector, Region 12
Namrata joined WMRHA as the Regional Health Connector for Region 12 (Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Summit counties) in 2017 to identify the priority physical and behavioral issues facing the region, create connections with healthcare providers and other community organizations, and finally develop projects to address these issues and the region’s social determinants of health. Namrata has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wichita State in Kansas. Namrata is a native of Nepal, and she worked with Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in the international platform with a variety of partners including Governments, INGO ( UNICEF, World bank, WSSCC), NGO ( Red Cross Nepal, CODEF) and foreign aid program like USAID around WASH.
AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
Katrina is an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with WMRHA since July 2019. As Program Coordinator, Katrina works to facilitate and collaborate on ongoing and new projects to strive toward the Alliance’s goal of creating an integrated health system and improving the local residents’ health. Katrina graduated from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Previously she completed biological research, publishing two articles, and worked as a Project Coordinator in the Potsdam area for Parkinson’s Disease in Central New York. After her time as a volunteer, Katrina will be pursuing a medical degree with a focus in rural medicine. In her free time Katrina enjoys the outdoors by hiking, biking, and hammocking.
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