Shayna Klassen, B.A. (Master Trainer) brings twelve years of mental and behavioral health experience, concentrating in youth residential treatment services, to her role with the New Mexico Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health, as the Statewide Behavioral Health Consultant.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology, is a certified Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor, Certified First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor and Master QPR Instructor. She has a strong personal and professional passion for mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, as well as lived experience. She has channeled her passion to abolishing the stigma of mental and behavioral health diagnoses and to remind our youth that recovery is possible.
Shayna has dedicated her work to educating communities and providing connections to resources needed to foster a safe and informed environment that promotes resiliency for youth. She is a veteran trainer, presenter, and brings rich personal experiences and examples to make her workshops both relatable and relevant for participants.
Alina Potrzebowski, B.A. has worked with youth in New Mexico for over 15 years in a variety of roles in schools, community settings, and for non-profits. In her role as GLS Grant Manager she will continue to work toward the health and wellbeing of youth in New Mexico focusing on Suicide Prevention for youth up to age 24.
Alina believes that all children in New Mexico deserve the opportunity to find their passions, have fun and thrive. She has always been an advocate for youth mental and physical health and creating spaces for adults to support youth led goals and initiatives. She has 15 years of experience serving Pueblo Communities in youth wellness and recreation and has also worked in education as a community school coordinator for Washington Middle School and as a Career and College Readiness Manager with Mission: Graduate.
Alina has been a coach and teacher for over 20 years. She believes in an interactive training style and that every training is an opportunity to learn as well as teach. Alina is also passionate about addressing health and educational disparities caused by racism in New Mexico as well as diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. Alina loves to be outside hiking, biking and running with her two dogs and her son.
Twila Becenti-Fundark, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a level three-A Pre-K-12 School Social Work License. Twila works as the Northwest Region School Mental Health Advocate (SMHA) for the Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health. She has 25 years of clinical practice in school settings, private practice, and community mental health working with children, adolescents, and families.
As a SMHA, Twila works on teen suicide prevention, addressing mental health stigma, crisis planning, response and recovery. In addition to her role, Twila is passionate about building school mental health infrastructure by implementing best practices, evidence-based programs, and increasing service delivery capacity between school districts and community mental health resources. Her goal is to increase access and continuum of mental health care for students.
Twila was recognized by the Navajo Area Indian Health Service Director’s Award 2018 for her extraordinary leadership in the school crisis response and recovery of the tragic Aztec High School shooting in 2017. This award is rarely given outside the Indian Health Service unit personnel.
Twila is on several advisory boards, a member of the Totah Behavioral Health Authority, Navajo Women Resource Center, and the Mental Health Task Force. She also enjoys outdoor activities with her spouse of 25 years, participating in her Navajo cultural practices and ceremonies, and is very proud of her two young adult children. Twila is currently involved with direct COVID-19 response for Public Health.
Regina Bejarano was born in raised in the Dexter/Roswell area. She attended New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Education through the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, NM.
Regina worked for over eight years in the Community Mental Health field where she helped people with Mental Illness enter the workforce through the supported employment program. She then worked for over seven years at Roswell Job Corps Center as the Head Counselor and other supervisory roles. She has also worked as the Assistant Director for the SNMCAC Head Start program of Chaves and Eddy Counties. She was responsible for overall program development.
Most recently Regina worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at NM DVR where she assisted people with disabilities to become gainfully employed. She holds a NM Level One Pre-K-12 Rehabilitation Counselor License. She is currently the Southeast Regional Mental Health Advocate for NMDOIn addition to her career, Regina is very involved in her community as past President of the Dexter Demons Activities Association and an active volunteer in her church. She also works part/time for the Dexter Municipal Court as a Certified Language Access Specialist.H and OSAH.
Regina is currently trained as an Instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid and QPR.