Christie McAuley, MA, is a program specialist for the State Opioid Response grant and works in the Division of Community Behavioral Health at University of New Mexico. In this capacity, she works on special projects including the NM Bridge Implementation project Team’s MAT in EDs program. Prior to her work on the SOR grant, she worked on the Department of Emergency Medicine Child Ready Virtual Pediatric Emergency Department Telehealth Program. She developed trainings and curriculum for Community Health Worker and Community Health Representative programs at Project ECHO and core competencies for the state CHW certification program. Prior to her career at University of New Mexico, Ms. McAuley developed education materials and gave trainings and workshops while working at the Media Literacy Project, an outreach project of Albuquerque Academy. She taught language arts in public schools for six years in the US and English as a foreign language in Poland. She is a co-author of Project ECHO Brings Innovation to Community Health Worker Training and Support in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and of a chapter entitled Reading, Writing, and Deconstructing: Media Literacy as Part of the School Curriculum in the textbook Bringing Schools into the 21st Century.
NM Bridge Team:
Ms. McAuley is the Program Liaison. She coordinates day-to-day projects; liaises between implementation team, hospitals, and community partners; assists with project oversight; supports internal team, contractors, and external partners.