Shannon Roberts is a Senior Program Manager at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Collaborative to Advance Health Services, serving primarily on the SAMHSA funded Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Upon receiving a BA in biology with a minor in chemistry from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan, she returned to Kansas to pursue her Master’s in Public Health with a focus on social and behavioral health from the University of Kansas Medical Center. While earning her MPH, she worked as a laboratory technician in Lawrence Memorial Health’s Lab. After graduating, she was promoted to LMH’s Quality Department as a project manager where she worked intimately with the infection prevention program, Medical Staff Office, and other ancillary care work groups. Her expertise includes process-based management, data and statistical analysis, evaluation, and strategic program development. Her work, both professional and personal, is guided by her compassion for community and desire to advocate for those who have been marginalized.
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