Tamaya Wellness Program


Community joining together to make wellness a way of life at Santa Ana

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tamaya Wellness Program is to promote, support, and maintain healthy lifestyle choices within the Santa Ana community.

Program Goals:

Our program addresses the problems of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and other chronic diseases by working to:

- Increase physical activity knowledge and behaviors.
- Improve healthy eating knowledge and behaviors.
- Improve self-management knowledge and practice among adults with diabetes.
- Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease individuals with diabetes or at risk for diabetes.
- Strengthen partnerships to create an overall environment that promotes healthy lifestyles.
- Establish and strengthen policies, systems and environmental approaches to prevent and reduce the effects of chronic disease among Santa Ana community members.
- Engage the community in the evaluation of health issues and program planning.

Strategies and Activities

- Work through partnerships to build physical activity and good nutrition into all Tribal programs
- Provide physical activity opportunities for adults and youth through fitness center services and group classes
- Provide a diabetes prevention curriculum and individual health coaching
- Design community challenges and tracking programs that support healthy lifestyle changes
- Conduct community awareness and education campaigns
- Provide individual and group nutrition education
- Offer support for individuals with diabetes, including group education, individual referrals, and a support group
- Offer community-based cholesterol and diabetes screening

Our Employees:
Judy Reuter, Program Manager
JoAnna Garcia, Adult Fitness & Wellness Manager
Kathryn Herrera, Diabetes & Healthy Heart Specialist
Perdita Wexler, CDC Wellness Project Coordinator
Kevin L. Montoya, Wellness Program Outreach Specialist
Angela Moreno, Nutrition & Fitness Specialist
Fitness Trainers:
-Isaac Leon
-Lance Ami
Irene Holmes, Fitness Leader
Group Exercise Instructors:
Dubra Karnes-Padilla
Tina Trejo-Winn, Administrative Assistant

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Tamaya Pueblo
2 Dove Rd
Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM 87004
Ph. 505-771-6700
Fax. 505-771-6745

Copyright 2010 Tamaya NSN