Welcome to Brenda Orozco, our new Program and Training Specialist!
We recently caught up with Brenda Orozco, one of our newest TXICFW team members, to learn more about her! Brenda is the new Program and Training Specialist on our Children With Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) project. We are so excited to have her on the team!
Hi Brenda! Tell us a little bit about your past work.
I started my social work career at Any Baby Can of Austin and I worked with uninsured children under the agency’s CSHCN grant. I then worked at Dell Children’s Neurosurgery Center before moving on to state service at the Texas Department of State Health Services in San Antonio. At DSHS I worked both with the CSHCN program as well as the Personal Care Services (PCS) program.
What excites you or interests you most about the work you do?
I find great satisfaction in helping people achieve stability in their life. Most of my work has been with children and youth with special health care needs who were in some type of crisis. My goal has been to not only find resources to meet the person’s immediate needs but also to show them how to use available resources to problem solve in the future. I enjoyed seeing families grow to feel empowered over the course of our work together.
What is something you hope to achieve in your career?
I hope to create lasting and effective change for vulnerable populations in Texas.
What are some of your personal hobbies?
I enjoy listening to all sorts of podcasts (mostly true crime, historical, and biographical), taking my son on outings in the community, and love learning about people’s backgrounds. My mom used to say “cada cabeza es un mundo” which translates to “each mind is a world/universe.” The stories that I learned about my clients were both heartbreaking and inspiring but more than anything, they helped me learn how to better serve the populations that I worked with by seeing things through their eyes.
To learn more about Brenda, visit her staff profile.