Maya is the Practice Manager for APIAHF’s Capacity for Health project. In her role, Maya manages project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and delivers training and one-on-one consulting engagements. As a natural connector and optimizer, Maya is methodical and compassionate. She creates collaborative learning opportunities, in which she facilitates partnerships and connects clients to the resources and tools they need to strengthen their programs, processes, and teams.
Before APIAHF, Maya supported a range of non-profit organizations, including a public radio broadcasting program, a social justice-focused youth performing arts center, an alternative healing school, and a small family farm. Maya’s conversations and inner thoughts typically revolve somewhere along the intersections of identity, food, gender, and health. On the weekends, she can be found hiking in the redwoods, walking the beach with her dog, and caring for her sourdough starter.
- Project Management and Taskmaster
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Individualized Consulting
- Internal Documentarian
- Guiding a health department through the development of a new internal Capacity Building Unit, to provide increased support and assessment of health department-funded grantees
- Building a community-based organization’s skill to develop messaging and website formatting for a social marketing campaign advertising PrEP services
- Strengthening leadership, management, and communication skills of new HIV program managers
- Strengthening health department staff’s confidence to write competitive grant applications