Maria Velasquez, MPA
National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs

Maria Velasquez is the Senior Program Manager of National Partnerships for the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs and the Camden Coalition. Maria supports and maintains strategic partnerships and upholds field presence and networking on behalf of the National Center. Previously, she was a National Consultant for the Annie E Casey Foundation Child Welfare Strategy Group working with multiple jurisdictions supporting, coaching and advocating for system reform. In her work at AECF Maria partnered with state leaders and shared culturally sensitive best practices around recruitment, development and support of foster and adoptive families.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description:Academic and community partnerships have the potential to create win-win scenarios for interprofessional learners, patients, and community members. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn from the experience of the four Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative Hubs, supported by the Camden Coalition and National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. This workshop will provide all participants the opportunity to develop action-oriented goals for their own interprofessional academic-community partnerships. Academic and…