Nzinga Khalid is a Program Manager and member of the Safety and Wellbeing Team. Her focus is on violence prevention, suicide prevention, mental health, and community engagement. She comes to Prevention Institute with over 20 years of progressive management experience that spans social work, behavioral health, and education. Most recently, she worked as the Prevention Service Manager for the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of programs aimed at the prevention of mental health disorders and substance abuse. In that role, Nzinga was also responsible for oversight and coordination of a county-wide prevention coalition representing health departments and community-based agencies from 19 municipalities. Nzinga also has a background in community organizing and was Community Engagement Lead for the County’s COVID-19 Response Workgroup. She is a trusted community liaison and collaborative strategic. Nzinga serves on the Board of Directors for House Call Wisconsin which is a preventative service for individuals who live with mental health challenges. Nzinga is a trained Mental Health First Aid and QPR facilitator. In her leisure time, Nzinga utilizes her national line dancing platform to provide messages of hope, healing, and the notion that recovery is possible. Nzinga is a doting mother of a beautiful 5-year-old daughter. Nzinga was raised in Milwaukee, WI where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Marquette University and a Master of Arts in Education from Alverno College. Nzinga will relocate to Houston, TX this summer and looks forward to engaging with the Communities of Care Collaborative.