Our Team

Our NCHWTC staff are here to guide and teach CHW and CHW Instructor competencies and increase knowledge about relevant topics in the field. We have cultivated a diverse and knowledgeable team that brings extensive history with our local communities and experience in CHW/CHWI work. We are here to guide you through the educational process to become the best healthcare professional possible!

Learn more about each NCHWTC team member by clicking on their picture.
Denise Martinez, MPH, CHW, CHWI
Training Center Manager
Paula Saldaña, CHW, CHWI
Instructor & Program Coordinator
Dinorah Martinez, Dra., CHW, CHWI
Instructor & Training Specialist
Brenda Gonzales, MPH, CHW, CHWI
Program Coordinator
Jennifer Ramirez, MPH, CHWI
Doctoral Research Assistant
Maddie Zubrod
Undergraduate Research Assistant

In addition to training, the NCHWTC has participated as a collaborator in several research projects utilizing CHWs across the state.

Our mission: “Empowering the CHW/Promotor(a) profession to build sustainable communities nationwide through intentional education, research, and capacity building"

Services Offered

CHW/CHWI Training

We have created training materials to develop exceptional CHWs and CHWIs throughout the nation. These trainings dive into the eight core competencies of CHWs and CHWIs where students learn how to become valued healthcare professionals.

Continuing Education Materials

After certification, continued education is crucial to keep up-to-date on relevant topics that community health workers utilize every day.

Research Projects

We push ourselves to not only identify areas of need in our local community, but throughout the nation. We also collaborate with other colleagues from the Center for Community Health Development and Texas A&M School of Public Health to expand research interests.