Overdose Prevention Educator and Substance Abuse Treatment Program Manager
Santa Fe Prevention Alliance and La Familia Medical Center
Santa Fe Prevention Alliance
Originally from northern Mexico, Myriam earned a Medical Doctor degree in her country. Eighteen years ago, she moved to the United States to be closer to her family. While living in Texas, she earned a degree as a Clinical Chaplain with a specialty in Pastoral Counseling from the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health at Brite Divinity School. Myriam moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009. She has served as the Substance Use Treatment Program Manager for La Familia Medical Center since 2014, where she manages an Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) program that specializes in prenatal care around Opioid Use Disorders, but that also integrates OAT in a Primary Care setting.
Myriam serves as the Overdose Prevention Educator for the Santa Fe Prevention Alliance. She is a Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) by the State of NM and a former Adjunct Instructor at the Santa Fe Community College, for the CHW Certificate courses. Additionally, Myriam is a UNM Community Faculty member for the National Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO and State Targeted Response Training Program for CHWs, PSS, and Nurse Case Managers. Myriam believes in holistic patient centered care and Harm Reduction Principles. She has a personal commitment to work towards the creation of strong support systems for underserved populations and their families for the purpose of healing and community wellness.
Tuesday, April 23
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM