Training Specialist, NYS Evidence-Based Health Programs Quality & Technical Assistance Center
Ruth Lindenfelser serves as a Training Specialist in the New York State Evidence-Based Health Programs Quality & Technical Assistance Center (NYS QTAC) based at the Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare. Ruth provides a variety of technical assistance to NYS QTAC Partners and has expertise in the use of the CEACW Partner Portal, data collection and management, and quality assurance and fidelity.
Ruth obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from SUNY Purchase and her graduate degree in Social Work from the University at Albany. During her 14 years of experience as a New York State licensed social worker, she has worked with children and their families in the school, clinic and rehabilitation settings supporting families through a crisis, coordinating services, providing crisis and ongoing counseling and helping to transition youth back into their communities. As a researcher, Ruth has worked on several projects locally as well as on the national level.
Through her work, Ruth has demonstrated an affinity for creating connections with families, service providers and other community members.
Her research and writing skills have proved to be beneficial to agencies in the areas of data collection, database management and study oversight and management.
Ruth is an active board member for RiverRun Community Montessori and over the years has worked as a Hospice Volunteer and has actively participated in several HIV Coalitions throughout the Capital District.