by Jasmine Phiri
March 30, 2021
National Latino Behavioral Health Association
Fred has over 34 years professional experience in health and human services. Fred served as the President of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, where he currently works as the Executive Director. He served as a member of the SAMHSA Health Care Reform Community of Practice advising on effective outreach and enrollment of uninsured Latinos. Fred served on the National Council of La Raza Affiliate Council. He was formerly appointed by Governor Bill Richardson as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Income Support Division Director for the State of New Mexico and was the alternate to the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. He served as First Vice President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Arlington, VA. Fred worked as the Human Service Planning Supervisor for the City of Santa Fe overseeing CDBG and human services programs. Fred met with and participated in President George W. Bush’ announcement of the New Freedom Commission in Albuquerque, NM and served on the National Latino Mental Health Congress during the President Clinton administration. He has served on numerous national, regional and community boards, councils, commissions and committees. He is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on culturally informed practices. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1992 and his Bachelors of University Studies from the University of New Mexico in 1980. He has received the SAMHSA Administrator Award, the Cerro Grande Fire Hero Award, the Con Alma Health Foundation Health Hero Award and numerous national recognition for his work in and with Latino communities. His technical skills include data research and analysis, program evaluation, planning and community needs assessments, policy research and analysis, program development, budget preparation, business planning, environment scans, survey development & administration, and technical report writing.