The Association Staff 

 

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Chief Executive Officer

Bob provides strategic leadership for mission
fulfillment, working with the Association's Board of
Directors to develop and implement long-range
planning and responsible stewardship of the
Association's resources. He guides the work of
staff in establishing and nurturing programs that
strengthen Washington's community and migrant
health centers and position them to successfully
address changing healthcare trends. He is
responsible for organizational and financial
planning and strategic advocacy with policy
makers and federal and state partners on behalf of
member health centers.

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Executive Assistant & Communications Coordinator

Deanna serves as an extension of the Chief Executive Officer, providing comprehensive executive-level support to the Board of Directors, Board Committees, the Leadership Team, the Association’s membership, internal staff and stakeholders. She successfully organizes, coordinates and oversees special projects exercising consistent and reliable judgment in a variety of situations while working on Board related projects from conception to completion. Deanna also works within public relations, marketing, coordinating communications, data management, meeting and schedule coordination, event planning and records maintenance.

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Director of Finance & Operations

Eric is responsible for the accounts receivable/payable as well as performing accounting analysis, post journal entries, financial statement preparation, preparing the annual budget and monitoring appropriate use of funds within the Association. He prepares tax reporting, organizational reporting (annual 990 coordination); end of budget year close-out including depreciation, inventory/fixed asset management, and annual accrual entries. Eric also staffs the Board of Director’s Finance Committee.

Director of Equity & Workforce Development

Kristina is the Association’s key manager for monitoring and supporting Washington health center’s state of the workforce and is responsible for overseeing development, administration, and implementation of workforce development training and technical assistance as well as the development and maintenance of clinical apprenticeship training programs. 

Director of Government Affairs

Courtney plans, manages, and implements the Association’s advocacy, legislative, and policy agenda, elevating the Association’s presence before state and federal legislative and administrative bodies within the health and healthcare sectors in Washington.  Her role includes monitoring the health policy landscape and addressing issues facing community health centers - and the communities they serve – as they advance health equity and racial, social, and economic justice. 

Health Policy Associate

Jessica manages the Association’s Dental Learning Network, provides staff support and policy development to both the Dental and Behavioral Health Committees, and manages the community health centers annual lobby day activities.

Workforce Improvement & Innovations Manager

 Alyssa is responsible for the collaborative development, administration, implementation, and expansion of healthcare apprenticeship programs, including the In-REACH Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program. She also supports Washington health centers by coordinating workforce improvement trainings and technical assistance.  

Behavioral Health Coordinator

As the Behavioral Health Coordinator, David supports training and technical assistance for health centers in behavioral health practice and advancement of behavioral health, substance use disorder (SUD)/medication assistant treatment (MAT) and primary care integration. David convenes and facilitates peer networking opportunities and serves as the point-of-contact for behavioral health practice and SUD/MAT inquiries.

Lobbyist and Policy Advisor

Kate has advocated for Washington's community health centers with the Washington State Legislature and executive agencies since 2008. She helps lead the public policy team, advises the joint legislative committee, and nurtures legislative and stakeholder relationships to advance the mission of assuring access to care for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities. 

Administrative, Emergency Preparedness and Group Purchasing Coordinator

Terri provides office management, support to the Director of Finance and assists program staff with clerical and logistical assistance for travel and events. She manages the Group Purchasing Program and provides training and support for the Emergency Preparedness Program.

Data Analyst

Karie manages data collection and analysis projects in support of The Association's strategic priorities, provides data training and assistance, works on SDH data efforts and is heading up the PCAs research projects. 

Care Improvement & Innovations Manager

Hannah supports Washington's health centers' capacity to deliver high quality care and improve access with a view towards lessening health disparities. Using project management and process improvement approaches, Hannah oversees development and management of clinical and operational training and technical assistance (T/TA) and facilitates dialogue and interdisciplinary learning in support of identified member needs and Association strategic goals. Hannah is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Patient Centered Medical Home content expert.

Health Access Coordinator

Patricia supports the health centers to reduce health disparities and increase access to comprehensive primary care services among the underserved. Through training, technical assistance and safety net communication, she works to link upstream investment, enabling services and community engaged strategies to advance access and primary care.

Education Systems Administrator

Amanda strengthens the capabilities of CHCs by promoting workforce development through The Association's apprenticeship program. Through database management, progress monitoring, and advising, Amanda supports a network of apprentices across the state from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

Workforce Support Specialist

Yasmine provides administrative and direct apprentice support for the MA Apprenticeship Program as staff work to expand In-REACH training programs. She supports the apprenticeship application process, monitors program requirements, and assists in the outreach and recruitment efforts for future program cohorts. 

Patient Navigator

Yulissa strengthens health access and equity in rural health center populations by providing tailored patient support, conducting outreach, and tracking navigation program outcomes. She assists patients in understanding the purpose of CRC testing, helps to address their barriers, ensures patients are informed of options, and helps them schedule and prepare for colonoscopy appointments. Yulissa's work is part of a partnership with the UW Dept. of Family Medicine, in support of a National Cancer Institute grant to study patient navigation as a method of increasing rates of colonoscopy completion among rural patients with positive fecal immunochemical tests (FIT).