Barbara Torres

Director of Training & Program Development



 Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Training Specialist, Quality & Training

Rhode Island

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and Deliver Product and Operational training’s to NHPRI Member Services for all Medicaid and Medicare Products, Qualified Health Plans and Small Business Plans.
  • Design and Deliver Soft Skills Training to Member Services and Claim Services.
  • Design and Deliver System Training such as EOHHS Eligibility System, NHPRI Core Systems, PerformRX (Pharmacy System) to Member Services.
  • The Design and Development of trainings  utilizing the ADDIE Model.
  • Collaborate with Operations Senior Manager to ensure effectiveness of training delivery.

HealthSource RI

Health Benefit Trainer/ Service Coach 

Rhode Island  2013 – 2014

  •  Conduct a variety of trainings developed by instructional designers utilizing the ADDIE model.
  • Deliver Train to Call Center Specialists on the HSRI Insurance selector, b-Connected, soft skills, and customer care skills.
  • Deliver classroom training programs as required by both HealthSource RI and Connextions University.
  • Administer course tests, assessments and surveys to evaluate training effectiveness and future needs.
  • Collaborate with Training & Quality Operations Manager to ensure effectiveness.Build team of representatives through conducting interviews and making hiring decisions.
  • Ensure that Customer Service Representative resolving all customer needs and ensure all client quality requirements are met and exceeded.
  • Monitor calls to improve representative performance and to ensure that representatives are following procedures set forth by the client.
  • Uphold all quality and compliance standards
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert for assigned program (be knowledgeable of all “ins” and “outs” and prepared to educate others on them)
  • Ensure compliance procedures upheld
  • Handle customer follow ups and escalation calls to assist callers in resolving any unresolved issues
  • Educate, motivate, lead, guide, and direct all assigned Customer Service Specialist to reach their highest potential both in terms of service metrics and career goals.
  • Monitor and track assigned employees for progress against internal and external objectives.
  • Troubleshoot any issues Specialist are experiencing with internal systems (i.e. bConnected, Kronos, Client systems, etc.)
  • Manage employee attendance and provide disciplinary action for Specialist who do not follow the designated policies

ACCOMPLISHMENT  -Honors and Awards:

           5th Annual Emilie (Millie) Hillman Award ~ June 21, 2010


  • Bilingual – Spanish/ English
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint, publisher, web navigation
  • Data management systems
  • Call Center Experience, Customer Service Trainer
  • Personable professional whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings
  • Dependable, confident, hard-working employee who is committed to achieving excellence
  • Non-profit experience
  • Organizing office procedures
  • Training and supervisory experience
  • Family Support/ Support Group Facilitator
  • Event Organization
Staff Information
Campus Address
1955 Westminster St, 2nd Fl, Suite B Providence, RI, 02909
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