Melina Salvador has more than 12 years of experience planning, implementing, and evaluating mental health, substance abuse, and early childhood programs. She specializes in qualitative methodology and community engagement and has worked closely with Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
As a qualitative methods and capacity building specialist for the Tribal Evaluation Institute, Salvador supports tribes and tribal organizations as they conduct continuous quality improvement, benchmark tracking, and rigorous evaluations for home visiting programs. She also leads qualitative data efforts for the Multisite Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting project.
Prior to joining JBA, Salvador supported the use and evaluation of evidence-based programs for children and families experiencing disparities in New Mexico and the San Francisco Bay Area. She received an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico.