Denise Tafoya, MPA

Disease Intervention Services Training Center Program Manager, California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) 

Ms. Tafoya oversees national program operations and provides STD/HIV partner services training and technical assistance to local and state health departments, community based organizations, and tribal nations. Her STD/HIV partner services experience is rooted in her work as a disease intervention specialist (DIS), front-line DIS supervisor, field operations manager, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) trainer, and manager of a national Partner Services and Program Support Training Center. Ms. Tafoya also possesses expertise in partner services curriculum development for all levels and types of clinical and non-clinical providers. She has served on several CDC working committees dedicated to revising and developing national guidelines related to partner services recommendations, internet partner services, and HIV testing in non-clinical settings. She is an associate member of the National Coalition of STD Directors and currently serves on its Partner Services Learning Collaborative.