Myriam Salazar

Recovery and Harm Reduction Program Manager

Myriam graduated from medical school at UJED, Durango State University School of Medicine, in Gomez Palacio Durango, Mexico and received her degree in 2002.

In the US, she earned an Associate Degree as a Clinical Chaplain with The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, with a Specialty in Pastoral Counseling with the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health and Brite Divinity School, affiliated with Texas Christian University in 2005. She completed training as a Family Counselor with EIRENE International and the Hispanic Center for Theological Studies.

In New Mexico, Myriam is a Community Health Worker (CHW) Certified by the Department of Health since 2016, and has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the Santa Fe Community College for the CHW curriculum.

Supporting the development of Spanish and bicultural materials related to the Opioid Epidemic, Myriam has collaborated with the State of NM BHSD/Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) and with Dose Of Reality New Mexico, since 2017.

She is a bilingual (English and Spanish) provider who believes in holistic care and healing in community, with passion for underserved populations, immigrants, women’s health, LGBTQ+, and people living with Substance Use Disorders. She advocates for Harm Reduction programs and healthcare access that honors culture and diversity.