Health Promotion Team

Brandie Franco

Program Manager

Brandie Franco, MBA, CHES, has her Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Management. In addition, she has a Bachelors degree majoring in Community Health Education. She is also credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Brandie has 20 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry, with an extensive background in Health Education. Her work has been focused on Chronic Disease Management focusing on Lifestyle Interventions. She most recently worked for WebMD as a Senior Lifestyle Health Coach. Brandie has coached and guided thousands of participants in her career.

Brandie has roots in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bloomfield, New Mexico, and Flagstaff, Arizona. Her lifetime has been rooted in the southwest culture and lifestyle. In her free time she enjoys hiking, nature photography, painting landscapes in the Bob Ross style, reading for hours on end, and playing video games with her husband and sons.

Brittany Benally

Program Evaluator

Brittany Benally is a dedicated and passionate public health professional with a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of community members. As a proud Dine Asdzáá from Dennehotso, Arizona, Brittany understands the unique challenges faced by Indigenous communities and is dedicated to finding effective solutions to address them.

Brittany received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Northern Arizona University, where she developed a deep understanding of the importance of evidence-based practices and program evaluation. As the Program Evaluator at NACA, Brittany brings her expertise to bear in assessing the effectiveness of health programs, ensuring that they are meeting the needs of the community and achieving their intended outcomes.

Outside of work, Brittany enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. She would like to continue her education and hopes to receive a Master’s in public health to continue working within the community.

Melissa Goode

Registered Dietitian

Melissa Goode, MPH, RDN, received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from California State University, Sacramento, and her Master of Public Health degree and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist training from Northern Arizona University. Melissa has experience working with an array of individuals with various backgrounds and in unique settings. Much of her work has been centered around managing chronic diseases/conditions, public health, and disordered eating/eating disorder prevention and treatment.

Her nutrition approach is rooted in providing compassionate, collaborative, autonomous care. She believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to anything in life, including nutrition. She is here to listen to patients, meet them where they are at, and be their advocate.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys exploring Flagstaff’s beautiful scenery, chatting with friends/family, and exploring local coffee shops.

Morgan Farley

Health Coach

As a Health Coach, Morgan provides direct holistic and comprehensive case management services to all patients living with diabetes, including individual patient assessments, helping patients select health goals, creating individual care plans, patient progress monitoring, and reinforcing diabetes self-management care education.

Morgan is Diné (Navajo) and is from Kirtland, New Mexico. She has spent six years in the public health field providing health education and prevention, as well as being involved in various community-based participatory research projects in collaboration with Native communities.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona in 2019, and hopes to continue her education in the future to become a Registered Nurse. In her free time Morgan enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and doing beadwork.

Maribel Rodriguez

Health Educator

Maribel is a Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) devoted to helping individuals with diabetes by providing personalized one-on-one education, and engaging group classes. She also takes her expertise beyond the clinic, engaging in community outreach, and empowering others to live their healthiest lives.

Maribel is Mexican American, from Flagstaff, AZ. She is a local gem who pursued her passion for Public Health at Northern Arizona University, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree. She also received her CHES certificate, which gave her the skills to help individuals in the community make positive and healthy lifestyle changes.

She would like to continue her education and hopes to receive a Master’s in Public Health to continue working within the community to help individuals overcome barriers and live healthy lives. Maribel also enjoys traveling, and relaxing with friends and loved ones in her spare time.

Jordan Mockta

Exercise Physiologist

NACA Exercise Physiologists serve as a community resource for physical activity, wellness, and lifestyle changes. Our services are based out of the Wellness Center and are accessible to all.

Jordan assists in the Health Promotion programs by establishing a fitness baseline with participants, and building up towards their personal fitness goals, by utilizing science proven programs such as, CDC’s DTTAC, and ACSM’s Guidelines for an improved Quality of Life. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Northern Arizona University, majoring in Fitness & Wellness, with a minor in Biology. 

Madison Dreifuss

Exercise Physiologist

NACA Exercise Physiologists serve as a community resource for physical activity, wellness, and lifestyle changes. Our services are based out of the Wellness Center and are accessible to all.

Madison is from Arizona, where she was raised by her parents alongside 3 siblings. She beat the heat and ventured off to Northern Arizona in 2014 for school, and has called it home since.

A Northern Arizona University alumni, Madison received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, specializing in Fitness and Wellness. She is also accredited through the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist. She has had the opportunity to teach a variety of programs, with individuals throughout all stages of life. Her work continues alongside NACA patients with metabolic disorders, hypertension, and obesity.