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About Us

Since 2012, Texas Health and Human Services has partnered with UT Health San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to coordinate and offer trainings in evidence-based and promising practices. The Centralized Training Infrastructure (CTI) is designed to support the delivery of mental health and substance use services in Texas for the adult, adolescent and youth populations. Our team includes people with diverse skills in clinical psychology, public health, counseling, project management, information technology and security, administration, and more. Our diverse team offers a unique perspective in all we do. We believe in the value of our work and are passionate about providing quality, evidence-based learning opportunities throughout Texas.

Our Team

UT Health San Antonio and HHSC personnel responsible for executing this project:

Natalie J Maples, DrPh, MA

Project Director

Desirée Castillo

Program Manager

Teresa Rendon

Senior Administrative Assistant

Kiley Hillner

Project Coordinator

Bill Sanns

Faculty Specialist

Jorge Sanchez

Clinical Information Systems Analyst

Amanda Mintz

Instructional Designer

Yezenia Beltran

Community Outreach Coordinator

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)