Amanda Martinez, MPA, CPSS

Amanda Martinez (She/Her) joined Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS) in Fall 2022 as the Director of Operation. Amanda identifies as bicultural (Guatemalan/American), first-generation Latina woman who is part of the Queer community and in recovery for mental health. Prior to her work at LBHS, she worked as the Human Resources Manager for Fourth Street Clinic. Other administrative positions include Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment as a client care coordinator, and Macdonald Residence Assisted Living, an Oregon based facility that provides care for formerly homeless individuals and is funded 100% by Medicaid. Amanda brings a dynamic combination of lived experience and skills with a background in administration. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Utah and a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University. Amanda also serves on the West Side Community Review Board through University of Utah University Neighborhood Partners and on the University of Utah Pathways for Exploration in Research Careers Advisory Committee. Amanda enjoys spending time with her pets, wife, friends, family, baking, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Director of Operations/Peer Support Specialist