Alyssa Benavides has served professionally as a business administrator and policy strategist in city and state governments throughout Texas for over 20 years. In her current capacity, Ms. Benavides oversees department administration as the Associate Managing Director of the Office of Clinical Informatics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. In addition to administration, Ms. Benavides project manages various institutional clinical services quality-based programs, telemedicine programs, and co-manages implementation projects for population health technology.
Ms. Benavides received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Chicano Studies and Public Policy, her Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas El Paso in Public Administration and is currently completing her PhD dissertation in the Education Leadership and Policy doctoral program at Texas Tech University.
Ms. Benavides is a lifelong advocate for health care equity and access for underserved populations, quality education and educational opportunities for students throughout the P-20 pipeline, and is a passionate advocate for her El Paso, Texas community. She is the co-founder of the Education Ministry of El Paso, alumna of the Texas Education Policy Fellowship Program, Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program, and the LBJ Women’s Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of various civic engagement organizations throughout her community, including the Open Space Advisory Board of the City of El Paso, and League of Women Voters, El Paso. Ms. Benavides is a mentor to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for Student Success; a role in which she has proudly served for over two decades. Ms. Benavides is a native El Pasoan and lifelong Texan. Selected to participate in the 2021 Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society.