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Gladys F. Leyva, M.S.
Gladys F. Leyva obtained her Bachelor's degree in Political Science,
Social Policy and Public Service, and International Studies, from the
University of California, Irvine, in 2015. Soon after, she went on to
pursue a graduate degree in Boston, MA and received her Master’s in
Public Administration from Northeastern University in 2017.
Ms. Leyva has progressive levels of experience in developing and
managing projects, and collaborative efforts in Federal, university, and community public
health settings. She is adept in establishing and expanding social service collaborative in
diverse community and government environments. Ms. Leyva is highly skilled in team-
building, problem-solving capabilities, and has a proven record of accomplishment in
organizational development, strategic planning, and project management.
In the past, Ms. Leyva was part of the USDA Food and Nutrition Services Agency and
served as a
Human Resources & Public Affairs Intern
. In that role she effectively
contributed to policy and data analysis, strategic planning, workforce development, and
communications and website enhancement. Then after, she became part of the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, where she was a
Policy & Program
Development Intern. There
she worked in the Office of Behavioral Health Equity and
focused on program evaluation and development, health education and health literacy, and
sustainability of evidence-based practices. Currently, Ms. Leyva serves as a consultant to
BAI in areas of marketing, program development and evaluation, and grant proposals.