Nicole Treviño

Nicole Treviño - 2017 Nominee
Position: Program Manager
Organization: EngenderHealth, U.S. Programs
Current Location: United States
Master of Arts from St. Edward's University, Austin, TX/ Organization Development
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science: Health Promotion, The University of Texas at Austin
Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Project Management in Development Certification (PMD Pro 1), APMG International
Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certification, Austin Community College
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Healthy Youth Partnership Founder's Award
    Awarding Organization:
    Healthy Youth Partnership
    Date Awarded:
    June 1, 2015
  • Award:
    Women of Influence: Rising Star Award
    Awarding Organization:
    Austin Business Journal
    Date Awarded:
    August 2, 2012
  • Award:
    Pedestrian Safety Star
    Awarding Organization:
    Safe Kids Austin
    Date Awarded:
    July 1, 2009
Nicole creates and implements solutions that empower communities rather than simply addressing problems. She helps facilitate change by valuing people for their strengths and contributions, working with them to overcome public health challenges. – Ulla Muller, President/CEO at EngenderHealth
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

The accomplishment I am most proud of is developing a local collaborative organization, The Healthy Youth Partnership (HYP). HYP was developed in response to needs expressed in Austin by both youth and youth-serving professionals. Our community needed to improve our service delivery to teens in order to help them access critical family planning, sexual health and social services. Now in it's 7th year, HYP serves as a vital source for training health and social service professionals in our community, with an annual conference that has served over 800 professionals to date and an online network of over 1500 providers in central Texas. I feel strongly that this organization has helped to professionalize youth-workers, particularly those working in family planning and sexual health.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

Family planning is so intricately linked to our success as individuals, as families, and as communities. I've seen in my own life how having access to these vital services can create new pathways and allow young people to dream of and plan for the future they want. I am passionate about creating FP services and educational opportunities that are accessible and inclusive of all people, especially youth and others who have historically been excluded from these services or discriminated against.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

In my work, I have helped train and develop many professionals on how design and deliver services to communities by creating opportunities for the community to engage in assessing their own needs and strengths, developing solutions, and evaluating the results. I've also led by example, engaging young people in community needs assessments, working with college students to design a peer education program on their campuses, training mothers to reach out to their peers within churches to promote FP.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

As a winner of the 120 under 40 award, I will use this platform to promote the work I have done to improve cultural inclusivity within adolescent sexual health services in the U.S. With the $1000 grant, I will continue my work (alongside my colleagues) as it is vital for improving access to family planning, contraceptives, and other sexual health services to youth in the U.S. I will publish a cultural inclusivity framework with resources and present it at national conferences within the U.S.

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