Technical Assistance Provider
Having grown her career in social work and public health over the past 10 years, Andrea El-Turkmani has held a variety of different roles. In her direct service roles, she has served those with behavioral and mental health disorders, housing insecurity, and domestic violence. She has also driven macro-focused change in her roles as a community organizer advocating for the marriage rights of the LGBTQ community, overseeing evidence-based strategies as a substance use prevention coalition leader under BSAS in the North Shore, and helping to launch a program to provide public middle schools with substance use prevention resources for their classrooms across the state. Andrea has worked extensively with and on behalf of youth, most recently through Girls Inc. of Lynn where she empowered teen girls to lead local policy change, educate their peers, and implement evidence-based strategies through a peer leadership model. Under Andrea’s leadership, this group was the recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s 2017 Local Community Change award due to their outstanding efforts to prevent underage tobacco use through the 84 Movement. Andrea holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Massachusetts.