Norma Jean Huerta joined the staff at SAMMinistries in September 2010 as Vice President of Programs. In this position, Norma Jean is responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight over all programmatic components of the Agency.
Prior to joining SAMMinistries, Norma Jean served as Clinical Data Program Manager with First Nations Community Healthsource in Albuquerque, NM. While with First Nations, Norma provided management and direction to programs and operations to include budget preparation, staffing, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, program development, and quality assurance. In addition, Norma Jean served as a behavior health clinician providing mental health and substance abuse counseling. Her work history has encompassed experience with military families and in community health clinics, with underserved and at-risk populations.
Norma Jean also worked with the Family Support Center at Lackland Air Force Base on an internship and managed the Family Readiness Program. Additionally, she administered the various programs offered on career, relocation, family, and other work/life services and activities provided to military members and their families.
Norma Jean has been an active member in a number of community service pursuits and chaired or participated as representative of local district boards dedicated to serving the underserved populations in New Mexico and Texas. In recognition of her contributions, Norma Jean was awarded the “2001-02 Volunteer of the Year Award”, the “2004 Excellence in Government Exceptional Student Award”, and the “2008 New Mexico Community Health Worker of the Year Award”.
Norma Jean earned her Masters Degree in Counseling and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University. Norma Jean is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and belongs to both the New Mexico and Texas Counseling Associations.