Jordan is responsible for the development and execution of the Association’s state and federal government affairs agenda and serves as the chief advocate before Congress and the relevant agencies and departments under the executive branch. He works closely with state and national advocates in promoting the Association’s state and federal government agendas. Furthermore, Jordan keeps members informed of legislative or policy initiatives that may impact health centers and their patients. Jordan staffs the Legislation & Public Policy, Insurance, Planning and Bylaws & Membership Committee and is a member of NACHC’s Health Policy and Legislative Committees. He is also responsible for organizing IPHCA’s participation in NACHC’s Annual Policy and Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. Jordan is a 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Sameena Aghi is the primary liaison between the Association and its members, responsible for directing the Association's development, education and technical assistance on Managed Care.
Sameena is a graduate from the University of Illinois in Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health with a concentration in Health Planning and Administration. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Public Health with a specialization in Health Policy and Management.
Sameena’s career experiences have centered on health care for both state government and the private sector. Most recently, she was employed with the Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services (HFS) as a Public Service Administrator managing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). While at the Bureau of Managed Care at HFS, she worked on implementation and oversight of their new program, HealthChoice Illinois, which rolled out on January 1, 2018.
Amy leads membership relations and business development efforts for IPHCA and serves as the contact for IPHCA’s group purchasing program, the Primary Health Purchasing Alliance. Amy oversees production of the annual membership directory, plans the Annual Leadership Conference and other Association events, coordinates use of the IPHCA Institute for Learning, and has general responsibility for developing networking, business and educational opportunities for Association members. Amy assists with the Assembly of Delegates, Bylaws & Membership, Legislation & Public Policy, Professional Staff Development and Nominating Committees, and facilitates the Community Board Member Advisory Panel.
Paula is responsible for coordinating the Association’s efforts surrounding the Health Insurance Marketplace, with a strong focus on Outreach and Enrollment training and technical assistance. She also provides strategic direction to the Association’s work in assisting members with Marketplace and other insurance contracting. She is a graduate from Illinois State University in Community Health, with over 16 years of public health experience.
Ashley assists IPHCA Organizational and Associate members with their workforce needs, including recruitment and retention. She maintains a database of job seeking candidates, organizes and promotes health center vacancies, places print and web advertisements for CHC vacancies and attends job fairs to promote member health centers. Ashley develops relationships with primary care residency programs and medical and dental training programs in an effort to reach students and residents. She serves as a National Health Services Corps Ambassador, providing assistance to health centers and clinicians in the areas of scholarship and loan repayment programs. Ashley develops tools and shares resources with members regarding hiring practices, employee retention, visa sponsorship, credentialing and contracting. Ashley also leads the IPHCA Recruitment & Workforce Development Network and staffs the Clinical Support Committee, Medical Director’s Roundtable and Behavioral Health Discussion Group.
Cristina is responsible for coordinating the implementation of grant funded programs. This involves facilitating partnerships between FQHCs and local health departments to improve the quality of care in chronic disease management. She assesses the capabilities of the electronic health record systems, provides technical assistance and develops resource guides on hypertension and diabetes prevention and control to members. Cristina participates in the national oral health network in activities that integrate and strengthen oral health in primary care for safety net providers. Activities include providing resources, organizing webinars and inter-professional trainings. She provides staffing support for the Dental Directors Network and submits resources for the Dental Directors Monthly Digest. Cristina provides periodic reports to funding agencies, IPHCA’s Clinical Support Committee and the Clinician Professional Staff section.
Rachael is responsible for managing the Communications Department and administrative support functions for IPHCA. Rachael plays a key role in promoting IPHCA by directing, creating and editing informative content, press releases, social media messaging, and other media opportunities to share our organization’s message and member services. She provides direction on administrative support functions and communication activities that engage IPHCA’s members and promote growth and development within the organization. She also assists with the Board of Directors, Executive, Legislation and Public Policy, and Planning Committees.
Naila is responsible for coordinating the implementation of grant funded programs. Specifically, she collaborates with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on grant funded activities to improve immunization coverage levels. This involves providing and developing resources, organizing webinars, and facilitating technical assistance around improving immunization rates at health centers. In addition, she supports the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Primary Care Association (PCA) grant related activities. These include developing resources and organizing trainings/technical assistance for FQHCs for quality improvement. Naila assists in developing a resource around the Uniform Data System (UDS) clinical indicators that involves literature review and identifying evidence-based practices. She also participates in key informant interviews with health centers to highlight and share promising practices. Naila provides staff support for the Clinical Support Committee.
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Grecia is responsible for coordinating the implementation of grant funded programs. Specifically, she collaborates with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on grant funded activities to improve immunization coverage levels. This involves providing and developing resources, organizing webinars, and facilitating technical assistance around improving immunization rates at health centers. Grecia also provides staff support for the Clinical Support Committee.
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