Amanda Rodriguez Morales

Amanda Rodriguez Morales

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Amanda Rodriguez Morales

Ms. Amanda J. Rodriguez (she/her) has become a prominent and noteworthy innovation leader within the healthcare sector. She is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for Migrant Health Center, Western Region, Inc., a regional 501©3 non-profit center in Puerto Rico. The agency has served low income, hard-to-reach, marginalized communities for the past 50 years, out of which Ms. Rodriguez has spent at least a decade providing care continuum services for high-risk, special needs populations. Ms. Rodriguez has aided the company’s expansion through grant seeking and writing, policy development, campaign design and promo8on, as well as actively identifying, adapting, and implementing promising, evidence-based interventions for minority populations and underserved communities. Her efforts have been made possible by working with various state and federal funders to build, implement, and maintain programs which provide primary, preventive, and essential support healthcare services. She is known for her work as one of the leading experts on PrEP, having worked closely with the Islands Public Health Department and NMAC since 2013 to assist agencies and state officials with developing implementation guidelines and best practices that enable users to design and build their own programs based on their unique circumstances and resources. This being the skillset she is most known for, her ability to identify areas for growth and potential ways to bridge these gaps through customized solutions that can fluidly adapt to emerging changes. She has been covered in multiple news outlets over the years and is renowned as an empowered female leader. She prides herself for her long-standing data-driven decision-making approach and her teamwork championing, as these facilitate a harmonious overlapping of both traditional and nontraditional workstyles that further empower persons across all levels of the agency. Herein lies the foundation for her many successes, the firm belief that perception has a heavy influence on overall uptake and outcomes. Through inclusion of diversified experiences, she is awarded a clearer view and understanding of the “big picture” and can use this to guide her tailoring of approaches. This being the basis of her current efforts to build one of the Islands first data analytics department within the 330-healthcare network, in collaboration with field experts from Puerto Rico’s Primary Healthcare Association.