Rachele C Espiritu, Ph.D.

Rachele brings substantive experience in the areas of children’s mental health, substance abuse prevention, elimination of disparities in behavioral health, cultural and linguistic competence, public health and program evaluation.  Her expertise extends to strategic planning and implementation, organizational and systems change, culturally competent program evaluation (including outcomes planning and logic model development), and developing and supporting networks. Rachele has worked with a variety of federal, state, and community representatives to build capacity for children’s behavioral health care services and collaborating systems. Rachele, as a previous faculty member at Georgetown University, co-authored a monograph on a public health approach to children’s mental health.