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Introduction

Amanda is a certified project management professional with more than 20 years of consulting and project management experience. Her experience includes projects in behavioral health, managed care, hospital systems, medication-assisted treatment in criminal justice and human services systems, addiction curriculum, and community mental health centers. 

She is part of the HMA Project Management workgroup and has vast experience creating project charters, defining scope of work, workplans, status reports, deliverables and project artifacts. She has led the coordination and planning of many program activities such as learning collaboratives, technical assistance trainings, stakeholder engagement sessions, and strategic planning sessions. These activities include topic selection process, material preparation and white paper research and analysis, registration and event planning, CEU coordination, and survey and evaluation design and analysis. Amanda has experience in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Visio, SmartSheet, Survey Monkey, Zoom, ConnectSpace and the Microsoft Office suite.

Amanda serves as the project manager for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) County Touchpoints in Access to MAT for Justice-Involved Populations and Expanding Access to MAT in County Criminal Justice projects planning and managing activities for outreach, education, data collection and training about opioid addiction and treatment in county criminal justice and human service system 
She also provides project management support for the curriculum development and deployment for addiction medicine including Primary Care and Behavioral Health with DHCS, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
 
Prior to joining HMA, Amanda served as Project Manager for the Adult Behavioral Health Services Division at The Center for Health Care Services, a community mental health center in San Antonio, TX serving 30,000 individuals annually, participating in a successful implementation of innovated clinical programs integrating primary care in behavioral health settings and managing three Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver DSRIP projects.

Amanda worked for AT&T (Formerly SBC IT Services) for over five years in the Information Technology Division as the Quality Assurance Manager and Director of IT Project Management. She managed new system implementations, version management, capacity planning, and production projects which spanned multiple disciplines. Amanda began her career as an Ernst & Young IT Consultant in Dallas, Tx.

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