Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team

Suyen Schneegans, MA

TTA Staff Lead

Ms. Schneegans oversees the delivery of RTTC training and technical assistance and supports the evaluation of its implementation.. As a Research Scientist, Ms. Schneegans has worked on various social science projects pertaining to substance use disorders, community health, and screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment (SBIRT). She is also a qualitative researcher and has presented at numerous local and national conferences and co-authored several publications. She has a MA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Bicultural Bilingual Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies and is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word with a BA in Spanish, Literature and Language and a minor is Psychology

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Andrea Rochat, MFA

Communication Staff Lead, ECHO Program Lead, TTA Co-Lead

Ms. Rochat manages the multimedia RTTC communication portfolio to promote the project and engage rural health stakeholders. She also co-leads RTTC training and technical assistance programming, providing guidance and support for content development, communications, and interactions with Learning Partners. She also serves as Manager of the UT Health San Antonio ECHO Program. After getting dual degrees in English and Classics from Washington University in St. Louis, Ms. Rochat earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pennsylvania State University. As a communicator with experience in education, strategic consulting, and health services research, Andrea is eager to help write a newer narrative of healthcare in which individuals are empowered through access, technology, and partnership to improve their own health and the health of their community.

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Laura Potter, MSW, LCSW

TTA Facilitator

Laura Potter works closely with the RTTC staff to develop Training and Technical Assistance plans for Learning Partners and ensure they receive the support and resources needed to effectively implement their telementoring program. She has over 14 years of experience in mental health, training, health communication, grants administration, and community engagement. Laura is a LCSW and received her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in healthcare from Indiana University.  After receiving her LCSW, she transitioned into clinical counseling, specializing in telephonic counseling while also working as a crisis counselor responding to natural and human-caused disasters across the country. She then decided to focus her work in public health and worked for the Texas Department of State Health Services in the TB/HIV/STD section where she led a team focused on health communication and community engagement.  

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Paige O’Sullivan

TTA Assistant

Paige O’Sullivan supports the RTTC in gathering information and resources for Learning Partners seeking assistance with designing, planning, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating a current and/or established telementoring program. Paige earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Azusa Pacific University and then started her career working with a Seattle non-profit. In her role, she worked with municipalities across the state of Washington through their roster process, to connect them with businesses – both local and national, and assisted in coordinating webinars for local Washington businesses and municipalities. Paige has experience coordinating many online ventures, including public webinars, trainings, and client databases

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Otis L. Lee III MBA, M.Ed

TTA Curriculum Advisor

Otis Lee assists the RTTC in overseeing the design and development of curricula for the telementoring programs. He brings over 25 years of experience in organizational learning and development and has worked with non-profits, universities, healthcare, and private organizations in building and strengthening learning and training programs. He has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Johnson and Whales University and a Master of Education with a concentration in Instructional Design and Technology from the American College of Education.

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