Helena Dessie is a senior associate on the Health Systems Integration team. In her role, she provides technical assistance (TA) and project management support for two HRSA-funded projects including the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Systems Coordination Provider (SCP) and the Strengthening Systems of Care (SSC) for People with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder. Prior to NASTAD, Helena worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) where she worked to support the efforts of local health departments across the county. Helena received her B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Community Health from Towson University and a M.S. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).