Ama Consultants share a common background. They all have worked in resource poor communities for human services, health services, or development projects. Ama consultants excel at innovative social research and health research projects. Ama consultants have worked on projects with nationals from the following countries: United States of America, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Colombia,Pakistan, Philippines, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Sudan, Eritrea, and Madagascar.
Ama consultants provide a deep and rich experiential base of multicultural and multinational project work. Ama consultants strive to design and execute projects based on best practices and the best cultural fit for the stakeholders involved. Our working languages are English and Spanish. We work with native language speakers and translators in the design phase of project development and incorporate monitoring mechanisms that report on project outcomes affecting primary and secondary beneficiaries. In addition, we apply operational matrixes for capacity building to promote sustainable development.
Blake Gentry, MPPM
Nationalities: United States of America, Cherokee Nation (legal native nation in US)
Current Duties /Projects:
Human Rights Documentation and Social Media Reporting Conference, Aug.-Nov. 2011 Conference Clanner and Coordinator, Social Media Director
- Ama Consultants Director
- Supervisor of Health Training Monitoring, Peten, Guatemala, Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project (GUAMAP)
- Adjunct Faculty, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
- Health Program Director, Gente de I’itoi, A.C.
Areas of Interest
International program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Evaluation of community based health services. Migrant, immigrant, and refugee post-conflict resettlement programming. Language and health surveys, curriculum development, and social research.
Master of Public Policy and Management, concentration in International Development, Graduate School 2003 of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, USA
Bachelor of Arts, double major - Spanish, Latin-American Studies 1981-1986 University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Area Studies: Centro de Estudios Universitarios Colombo-Americano 1980-1981 Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Human Rights and Social Media Reporting Conference, Presenter: Report on Human Rights Violations in the State of Arizona, USA Related to International Migration, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Aug. – November, 2011.
Arizona Section of the US-Mexico Border Health Commission Bi-annual Meeting, co-presenter
of Select Results on Indigenous Health Survey, Sonora, Mexico; Scottsdale, Arizona, July 2009
American Public Health Association Conference, Presenter, Sustainable Rural Health Model, Sponsor: Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project; November, 2006.
American Public Health Association Conference, discussant panel invitee.Sponsor: Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project; Co Presenter – Acupuncture Patient Outcomes Study in Northern Guatemala, Nov.2004.
International Intergenerational Relations Colloquium, sponsor-Center for Urban and Social Research, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Presenter: Intergenerational Language Transmission and Development; the Case of Runasimi in Urubamba, Peru. October 20, 2003
National Indigenous Autonomy Conference, Translator, (sponsor: ANIPA), Jalapa, Guerrero, Mexico, 1996.
Jorge Misael Ibarra, MD, MPH
Doctor of Medicine, College of Medicine
High Distinction of Exceptional Quality Education
National University of Mexico, Mexico City, 1978
Masters of Public Health – Epidemiology, College of Public Health
Epidemiology methods, asthma, child survival issues
University of Arizona, Tucson, 1994
Research Director, Mesa Public Health Associates. National and regional public health consulting for government and private health agencies, universities, community based organizations, and education districts. Secure and manage grants and contracts; conduct assessments, research, evaluation, and analysis, and provide facilitation. Coordinate interdisciplinary consultant teams of quantitative and other frontline health issues.
County Epidemiologist, Pima County Health Department. Surveillance systems management, epidemiology of communicable and chronic diseases, outbreak investigations, community preparedness. Supervisor of interns. Tucson, AZ. 2000-2005.
Research Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso. Research, grant planning and writing, teaching, and service in the areas of public health, epidemiology, social determinants of health, and health disparities. 2005-2008.
Adjunct Research Faculty. Statistical Consulting Laboratory, The University of Texas at El Paso. Research, grant writing, teaching, and service in the areas of public health, epidemiology, social determinants of health, and health disparities. 2006 to date.
Adjunct Research Faculty. Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center, The University of Texas at El Paso. Research, grant writing, teaching, and service in the areas of public health, epidemiology, social determinants of health, and health disparities. 2008-2011.
Adjunct Research Faculty. School of Nursing, The University of Texas at El Paso. Research, grant writing, teaching, and service in the areas of public health, epidemiology, social determinants of health, and health disparities. 2008 to date.
Affiliations / Memberships
American Public Health Association, 1989 to date.
American College of Epidemiology, 2002 to date