Rachel Riley is an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Acoma, located in New Mexico. She currently serves as a Program Coordinator for the IHS Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) Program with Sister Sky Inc. Ms. Riley is also earning a Master of Social Work degree at New Mexico Highlands University with a concentration in clinical practice. She has spent the past 5 years working in the behavioral health and public health fields, engaging in program coordination, prevention, and health promotion work that serves tribal communities.
Upon entering the clinical field, Ms. Riley wishes to work with adolescents and children. She intends to center her clinical practice in ways that promote trauma-informed approaches, culturally relevant interventions, and community-based practices. As a result of her experiences, Ms. Riley holds a strong passion for ensuring that individuals receive integrated behavioral health care that supports their needs and provides quality services.