Ms. Adams currently works as the Behavioral Health Care Coordinator at the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for the American Indian Health Program. In her current position, she is responsible for coordinating behavioral health care between Indian Health Services, tribal facilities and the tribal and regional behavioral health authorities.
Ms. Adams has worked in the field of substance abuse and suicide prevention for the past ten years, of which, the last eight have been as the suicide prevention coordinator for the state with the Arizona Department of Health Services. She has served as a subject matter expert on suicide prevention for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and the University of Arizona College Of Medicine. She has also been a consultant for the Department of Defense and the American Association of Suicidology for psychological autopsies.
Ms. Adams is completing her master’s degree in Prevention Science at the University of Oklahoma.