As Coordinator for SAMHSA's CAPT’s West Resource Team, Alyssa manages the delivery of training and technical assistance (T/TA), oversees the development of T/TA service plans, and collaborates with colleagues from the other Resource Teams and the SAMHSA's National CAPT system to provide cross-regional and national services. She has extensive subject matter knowledge in SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, evidence-based interventions, and evaluation design and methodology.
Before joining SAMHSA's CAPT, Alyssa worked at the University of Nevada-Reno (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. She 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 earned a Masters of Art in social psychology from UNR in 2002.