A full-service consulting firm dedicated to curriculum development, training, research, and evaluation of community health worker and other community-based public health programs. Our clients have included community-based organizations, community health worker networks and associations, government agencies, academic health centers, tribal-serving organizations, and more.

Paige Menking, MPA is the founder and principal of Ponderosa Public Health Consulting. Her work as a community health worker ally has centered around support and advocacy for the CHW field through training and curriculum design, research and evaluation, workforce development projects, and supervision of CHW teams and public health interventions. She began her career in 2011 serving Spanish-speaking immigrants in Austin, Texas and has since worked with government agencies, clinical organizations, nonprofits, academic health centers, and more.

She serves on the leadership team of the Community Health Worker Core Consensus Project, the APHA CHW Section, and on the board of the National Association of Community Health Workers. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her partner, dog and cat, where she enjoys gardening, hiking and baking, and competes in powerlifting.

Our Services

Training & Curriculum Development

CHW Policy & Program Design

CHW Workforce Research

Public Health & Nonprofit Grant Writing

Program Design & Evaluation

Adult Learning Consultation


Email - info@ponderosa.health

Phone - (505) 738-4402‬

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paige-menking/

Schedule an initial consultation - https://calendly.com/ponderosahealth/30min