April Hendrickson is a Research and Technical Assistance Associate with WICHE’s Mental Health Program. Ms. Hendrickson works with states throughout the West to evaluate and improve mental health and substance use/abuse services. Her expertise includes designing and executing program evaluation plans, principles of effective prevention programs, managing and analyzing data, report writing, and providing evaluation technical assistance and training to clients. Prior to joining WICHE, Ms. Hendrickson was a Researcher at OMNI Institute, a nonprofit social science research organization in Denver, CO. While with OMNI, Ms. Hendrickson led a broad range of evaluations and collaborated with numerous non-profits, foundations, organizations, and government agencies on a variety of projects. She also led the Online Survey Committee and Data Management Committee and served on the Spanish Committee, Data Dashboard Committee, and Research Ethics Committee. Prior to OMNI, Ms. Hendrickson worked for the ISA Group, a behavioral science research company in Alexandria, VA, where she performed a range of quantitative and qualitative research activities for behavioral health, substance use prevention, and workplace health promotion projects. She received a M.A. in psychology from American University and a B.A. from Rollins College. Ms. Hendrickson is also a Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist-II and is certified in Mental Health First Aid.