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.
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.
Veronica greets Association members, visitors, vendors and the general public who visit the office
daily. She also answers incoming calls and processes mail and deliveries. Veronica orders supplies for
IPHCA staff and oversees the maintenance of various office equipment. She works closely with the Communications department to generate letters of support and assist with each month’s Health Source.
Veronica assists with the preparation and execution of IPHCA events, such as the annual leadership conference, advocacy day and training sessions held at the IPHCA Institute for Learning. She is the IPHCA liaison for catered events and assists with menu planning. Veronica also provides direct support for the IPHCA Executive Committee, IPHCA Board of Directors, IPHCA Professional Staff Development Committee, IPHCA Community Development Committee, and CHCAP Committees
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