Shelley Mann-Lev – Director
Shelley Mann-Lev is the founding Director of the Santa Fe Prevention Alliance. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine followed by a Master’s Degree In Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles. Shelley’s expertise in public health, policy and education as well as community organizing and strategic planning have enabled the Prevention Alliance to achieve significant gains in youth substance use prevention over the past decade. She is supported in this work by the Santa Fe Public Schools where she serves as the Prevention Coordinator in the Office of Student Support Programs.
Aurora Trujillo – Coordinator
Aurora graduated from University of Arizona with her Masters in Public Health in the Policy and Management Concentration. Aurora worked as a graduate research assistant with the Native Nations Institute on the Tribal Health Programs project under the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She participated in a writing group and focused her work on resilience in adolescents. Her Master’s Report focused on improving health services for pregnant teens at Blackfeet Community Hospital in conjunction with the local Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Coalition. She also spent a year teaching middle school Health & Wellness and has worked in other areas serving minority youth. Coalition work is her passion because she believes in drawing from community strength to address public health issues.
Maire Claire Voorhees – Communication Director
Maire Claire Voorhees joined the Prevention Alliance as Communication Director in September, 2012. Her experience is in the areas of substance abuse treatment and intervention, as well as healthcare, policy, community development and advocacy. Maire Claire earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and a Master’s of Arts degree from Prescott College, Prescott, AZ. She has served as the sustainability consultant to the United Nations Team of an international non-governmental organization, and earned awards in policy and advocacy. Her passion for her work with the Prevention Alliance is inspired by her teen-aged son, and the community, as she endeavors to create a healthier environment for our youth.
Jennifer Manzanares – Opiate Policy Coordinator
Jennifer is a Native New Mexican. Born and raised in the Pojoaque Valley, she graduated from Pojoaque High School and furthered her education at Northern NM Community College, where she received her AS in Criminal Justice (CJ). She received her Bachelors in Political Science and Secondary Ed from the College of Santa Fe, with an emphasis in CJ. Jenn currently served as a Senior Field Representative for Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, serving the Constituents of CD3. Jenn is the new Opiate Policy Coordinator for the Santa Fe Prevention Alliance. Her passion for healthier communities and families comes from her personal experience with addiction. She also serves on the MANA National Board of Directors assuming her position January 2015. Jenn has been active in her community for many years, and looks forward to her work with the SFPA. She has served on several boards to include: MANA Del Norte, Envision Your Future, Juvenile Community Corrections panel, and numerous organizations and nonprofits. Jenn is the mother of 3 children, and a beautiful Granddaughter. Jennifer enjoys family, culture, tradition, and travel.
Shelly Moeller – Evaluator
Shelly Moeller joined the Prevention Alliance as the Program Evaluator in 2006. Shelly graduated a Masters with Distinction in Public Health (MPH) and Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) in 2002 from the University of New Mexico. Upon graduation from UNM, Ms. Moeller worked as an injury epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health where she repeatedly saw the ever too common involvement of drugs and alcohol in both intentional and unintentional injury morbidity and mortality. Shelly eventually moved from epidemiology to program evaluation in an effort to support communities throughout New Mexico to plan and implement effective substance abuse prevention programing.
Rose Sanchez – Prevention Specialist
Rose Sanchez joined the Prevention Alliance as Prevention Specialist for the Santa Fe Public Schools in 2014. Rose earned her BA at the University of New Mexico in Recreation Administration, and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of education and prevention. As a management team partner at the Santa Fe Mountain Center, Rose designed and facilitated outdoor sequential programs for youth, women, and families at risk. She won a Crime Victims Reparation Commission Grant to serve women and youth survivors of sexual assault, and led HIV and Sexual Abuse prevention programs. While at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Rose served on the Behavioral Health Team as Experiential Education Director, and as Family Support Specialist.
Brendon Baca – Student Wellness Action Team Coordinator
Brendon earned dual degrees in biology and psychology from the University of New Mexico. During his years at UNM he taught chemistry labs and also substitute taught for Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). After graduation, he continued substituting for APS and then began working with the Santa Fe Mountain Center. His time with the Santa Fe Mountain Center enriched his knowledge in the world of prevention and the worth of alternative activities for youth development. As Student Wellness Action Team Coordinator, Brendon brings a deep knowledge of outdoor experiential education, youth prevention and social media development.
Bernie Lieving – Overdose Prevention Coordinator
Bernie Lieving is a public health social worker currently employed as the Opiate Policy Coordinator for the Santa Fe Prevention Alliance, and statewide overdose prevention and response trainer for the New Mexico Human Services Department. His areas of professional experience include health and social services program development, grant writing, legislative advocacy, social work education, harm reduction and overdose prevention and response education, prisoner reentry, community-based capacity building, and the provision of direct services to disenfranchised populations. Mr. Lieving has presented at numerous national conferences and is published in the peer-reviewed Journal of HIV and Social Services. In 2009, he was appointed by Governor Bill Richardson to serve on the New Mexico Prison Reform Task Force and was the primary author of both Prison Reform Task Force reports. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Santa Fe Young Fathers Project and Desert Montessori School, and is currently a board member of YouthWorks.