Communications Associate Director
Montelle Taméz joined the University of Colorado Denver’s Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) as the Community Engagement Program Manager on December 1, 2010. With more than 10 years' experience in the public health sector, and applying strong expertise in program planning and implementation, grants management and community-based health education and promotion, Montelle is a welcome addition to the Community Engagement and Research core of the CCTSI.
Prior to her position at CDPHE, Montelle was employed by the American Cancer Society, managing community-based cancer control and health initiative programs. She represented the American Cancer Society as a scientific partner on the Latino/a Cancer Prevention Network and numerous coalitions and task forces. Throughout her educational and professional career, Montelle has been an active participant in efforts to address health disparities, particularly in the Latino/a Community.
Montelle was raised in Colorado Springs and attended Colorado State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, with a focus in Journalism and Speech Communications and a certificate in Latino Studies. Montelle plans to pursue a Masters of Public Health from the University of Colorado’s School of Public Health.