Victoria Walsh, MPAff, is the Assistant Director of Child and Family Policy with the Institute, supporting projects and efforts of the Child and Family Policy team. While at MMHPI, Victoria has worked to with teams to complete system assessments in Bexar County, Dallas county, and Nueces County. Victoria also managed MMHPI’s work with the Texas Education Agency in response to Hurricane Harvey and helped lead the development of the Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap and Toolkit for Schools. Most recently, Victoria has been helping with the implementation of the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and Texas Health Child Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) with Dell Medical School. Victoria joined the Institute in February 2017 as a Children’s Mental Health Project Manager, and was promoted to Senior Project Manager in March 2018 and Assistant Director of Child and Family Policy in January 2019.
Prior to joining MMHPI, Victoria worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), where she was the team lead for statewide administration and leadership of the SNAP-Education program. In this role, she developed and implemented statewide nutrition education and obesity prevention goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in accordance with federal guidance. Victoria also served as a senior policy analyst for the Medicaid/CHIP Division during her time at HHSC. Prior to that, Victoria supported programs in federally qualified health centers in Massachusetts at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Victoria has experience in program implementation, project management, conducting research on child support and paternity establishment guidelines, and managing a process and outcomes evaluation.
Victoria has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.