As a Principal at TriWest, Tonya leads evaluation and consultation projects in the areas of child welfare, juvenile and criminal justice, behavioral health systems, and physical-behavioral health integration. For over 20 years, Tonya has worked to help stakeholders develop and implement sound public policies and programs that will make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families. Tonya also serves as TriWest’s Privacy Officer and chairs the company’s federally certified Institutional Review Board.
Prior to joining TriWest, Tonya served as the Senior Researcher at the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections and as a Research Project Director for the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado, Boulder.
When not working, Tonya spends much of her time enjoying her beautiful home state of Colorado, either walking the dogs with the family, hiking, running, or kayaking.
Tonya earned a master’s degree in criminal justice and a PhD in public affairs/public policy.