Areliz Barbosa, CCHW, BS is a Latina single mother who has worked for the last 24 years in the medical, addiction, and community fields.
She identifies as a trauma survivor but feels that she has done more than survive—she's lived a life of resiliency.
Passionate About Advocating for Cultural Humility and Social Justice
Ms. Barbosa has been a member of Baystate Community Faculty since 2019, and also teaches the Introduction to Public Health course in Bay Path University's Physician Assistant program.
In May 2020, she was so moved by the impact of COVID-19 on her community that she accepted a position as COVID resources coordinator with the MA-COVID contact tracing collaborative.
Areliz is a certified community health worker with Baystate Health, and serves as the regional coordinator for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.
She graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor's degree in Human Services and is working on her Masters in Public Health at UMass Amherst. Her long term goal is to have her own non-profit called Olivia’s House.