Alyssa serves as the coordinator for CSAP’s CAPT West Resource Team (West RT). The West RT is housed at the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). In her role as coordinator, she supervises and provides training and technical assistance service delivery to 11 states, seven tribes, and six Pacific jurisdictions on SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and prevention workforce development. Alyssa has extensive subject matter knowledge in training design and facilitation, the SPF, public health approach to prevention, data-driven decision-making, risk and protective factors, evidence-based interventions, and evaluation design and methodology.
Prior to joining the CAPT system, she worked at UNR’s Center for Program Evaluation as an evaluation manager, conducting evaluations for school districts, non-profit organizations, community coalitions, and regional health education initiatives. Alyssa has evaluated a variety of substance abuse prevention, youth development, education, and health education initiatives across the western region. She is experienced in evaluation tool development, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, meeting facilitation, and community-based participatory research.
Alyssa completed a Master of Arts degree in social psychology from UNR and is a certified prevention specialist. She received her B.A. in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is currently working on a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology.