Grants Management and Strategic Planning

Alida currently works in grants management as a part of the One Brooklyn Health System (OBHS) strategic planning and programming/grants management department. She experience working with grant funders at the Jessie Smith Noyes foundation; a private nonprofit dedicated to the causes of social justice, women’s rights, sustainable agriculture and socially responsible investing.

In her previous employment, she devoted nearly 15 years as a licensed NYC general and special educator committed to bettering the lives of both her students and pedagogical colleagues as a chapter leader delegate and arbitration advocate for the United Federation of Teachers (UFT. As a Chaplain and COO of Chaplains International Alliance (CIA).

The primary focus of her nonprofit work is on culturally competent mental health awareness, advocacy, care, supportive recovery and addressing gaps in the provision of cultural and social determinants.

Ms. Ortiz hold a Bachelor Degree from Colgate University (double major) Peace Studies/Sociology & Anthropology/Minor in Education which included international studies abroad at Bradford University (UK), on the historical analysis of post WWI and WWII events, mediation techniques, alternative dispute resolutions and entente strategies. She earned her MSed (Master’s in Science in Special Education) at Touro College Graduate School of Education.