Director of Community & Clinical Linkages at Community Healthy Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Term ends: 12-31-24
Valerie V. Quintana, MA, PTP is the Director of Community & Clinical Linkages at Community Health, with Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Her skills are proficient in the psychology of human interaction and human communication. They have been instrumental in the implementation of Change Theory within healthcare systems by strengthening and developing relationships, facilitating collaborations, ensuring clear communication, and building consensus. Valerie orchestrates linkages between Presbyterian, FQHCs, and community wellness programs to create a shared operations model that improves access to nutritional food and safer physical activity opportunities for Hispanic, Latin, and Native American residents of Bernalillo County. She is leading a team that is building out the Community Health Worker and Peer Support Specialist models, as Presbyterian strengthens how it addresses health related social needs and behavioral health.
Valerie was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has a Master’s Degree of Arts, in Communication Studies from NMSU. With fifteen years of experience in the field of behavioral health, she created her own business providing on-site wholistic care for social workers. Valerie is an award-winning Rosary Artist who is Internationally Certified as a Polarity Therapy Professional. She holds certifications in Herbalism, Essential Oils, and Cranial Sacral Therapy.