2022 SW SUMMIT & RECOVERY NIGHT EVENT INFO
2022 SW SUMMIT PRESENTERS
My name is Montevis Price. I work as the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. I have worked for the VA since July of 2014 serving as both a clinical social worker and outreach specialist. I started my career at NMSU as the Alcohol and other Drugs program coordinator. In addition to being a research assistant and co-supervisor of the Crisis Assistance Listening Line, from 2010 – June 2014. I am also a Air Force veteran who enjoys a life of service.
Carlos A. Briano
Carlos Briano is the Public Information Officer, Demand Reduction Coordinator, and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Division, which covers West Texas and New Mexico. Prior to joining DEA, he was PIO for El Paso Water, Adams County Fire Rescue in Denver, and the El Paso Fire Department. In 2013, he was named a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year. When he worked as a journalist for the El Paso Times, he was a member of the Texas Media Honor Roll.
Kyla Miller, LSAA
Kylah Miller, LSAA is finishing her degree in Social Work at Western New Mexico University. She is a Licensed Substance Abuse counselor and works as part of an ACT team with Peak Behavioral in Las Cruces, NM. Her passion to help others become the best versions of themselves they can be is motivated by her own journey through recovery. The combination of life experience as well as a solid educational background in mental health allows her to support, educate, challenge, and empathize with the most vulnerable of populations.
Sandra Meza, LMSW
Sandra is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and graduated with her master’s degree in social work from New Mexico State University. Sandra is currently a Clinical Provider Trainer serving Western Sky Community Care. In this role, Sandra provides training on behavioral health, long-term care, foster care, and integrated care topics to providers, caregivers, and the community. Sandra is also a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer. In addition to being a trainer, Sandra is an experienced case manager and care coordinator for over 15 years. Sandra also has clinical experience working in a psychiatric hospital and providing individual and group therapy in the community.
Athena R. Huckaby, MPH
Athena R. Huckaby, MPH holds a Master of Public Health degree from the City University of New York School of Public Health. Athena loves consulting with providers on how to work more effectively with patients, especially around populations that use substances, LGBTQAI populations, and those that engage in sex work. Her professional areas of interest are not incidental to her lived experience.