Victoria Walsh, MPAff, joined the Meadows Institute in March 2017. While at the Meadows Institute, Victoria supported system assessments in Harris County, Bexar County, Dallas County, and Nueces County. Most recently, Victoria served as the Project Lead for Children’s Mental Health System for the El Paso Behavioral Health Assessment. Victoria has also played a key role in the implementation of the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and Texas Health Child Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) with various state’s medical schools, including Dell Medical School in Austin, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and University of Texas Medical Branch. Victoria first started on the Child and Family Policy team where she managed the Meadows Institute’s work with the Texas Education Agency in response to Hurricane Harvey. She also led the the development of the Mental and Behavioral Health Roadmap and Toolkit for Schools.
Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, 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 and objectives 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 at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.
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.