On July 31, 2009, the NCI Board of Directors officially and by unanimous vote approved Mr. John "Jay" Azua to assume the newly created position of Program Manager III to oversee and manage all programmatic functions of NCI.
The responsibilities of the position will be the oversight of the day to day operations of the Center and fulfilling Board of Director's objectives and expectations.
previously worked for the McKinley County's DWI Program specifically the Drug Court Program, held various related positions and is well acquainted i the field of Substance Abuse treatment.
has over 25 years of directly related experience and is LADAC credentialed through the State of New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.
Acting as Interim Executive Director for the last seven (7) months produced concrete improvements which include: (1) successfully dissolving the two Arizona programs. (2) NCI
staff preparing for CARF recertification, reviewing policies, procedures, and making necessary improvements to the facility. (3) Computer tracking database and surveillance camera systems are in progress to allow for a better continuum of client care and staff safety. (4) Financial audit for 2008 has been completed on time to gaining confidence based on sound financials.
After several special meetings of the Board drawing upon the individual expertise of members we have been able to move into a mode of strategic planning and thus many positive changes and accomplishments have been made in a short period of time.
Na'Nizhoozhi Center, Inc. and the Board of Directors welcome Mr. Azua to the NCI TEAM in providing services and the continuum of care to our Relatives from all walks of life.