Enrique Mata

Executive Director, Paso del Norte Center at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Enrique was a Senior Program Officer with Paso del Norte Health Foundation in El Paso, Texas. He has more than 20 years of experience in health philanthropy including designing, implementing, and evaluating multi-million-dollar initiatives. He worked on both sides of the U.S. Mexico Border to address topics such as healthy eating and active living, tobacco prevention and alcohol control, healthy sexuality, older adult health, coordinated school health, and mental health. Enrique thrives on serving others, leveraging resources, and building collaboration for improved community health and quality of life.

A major role for the Paso del Norte Center and Enrique’s regional activity is to work alongside Paso del Norte Health Foundation as a project lead and neutral partner supporting regional mental health improvement efforts including but not limited to: providing leadership for reduction of stigma and negative bias associated with mental illness and substance use, and increasing coordination and collaboration among regional mental health partner organizations and stakeholders.

Enrique has a Master of Science degree in public health from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from The University of Texas at El Paso. He also has board certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an advanced public health nurse and advanced nurse executive.

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