Jordan is IPHCA’s President & Chief Executive Officer. In his former role as Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Governmental Affairs, Jordan was 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.
Cyrus is responsible for the development and execution of the Association’s state and federal government affairs agenda. Cyrus serves as chief advocate before Congress and the relevant agencies and departments under the executive branch. He works closely with staff from National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and other state and national advocates in forwarding a shared federal agenda, to promote the Association’s state government agenda. Cyrus keeps members informed of legislative or policy initiatives that may impact health centers and their patients. He staffs the Legislation & Public Policy, Planning and Bylaws & Membership Committees. He is also responsible for organizing IPHCA’s participation in NACHC’s Annual Policy & Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Naila Quraishi, MPH, PCMH CCEProgram Manager(312) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Staci is responsible for coordinating the implementation of grant funded programs. She primarily works with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Primary Care Association grant specifically focused on providing technical assistance and organizing trainings on behavioral health and substance use disorders for FQHCs In addition to providing technical assistance on the Primary Care Association grant, Staci assists IPHCA members in their recruitment efforts by maintaining a database of job seeking candidates and FQHC job opportunities and connecting with health professions schools to promote careers in FQHCs. She also provides staff support for the Clinical Support Committee.
Staci AshmoreGrants Program Coordinatorsashmore@iphca.org(217) 541-7420
Rachael oversees the Communications and Administrative Service Departments 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 strategies that engage IPHCA’s members and promote growth and development within the organization. She also assists with the Executive, Board of Directors, Legislation and Public Policy, Planning and Medicaid Managed Care Committees.
Nicole oversees all aspects of event planning and management for IPHCA. This includes training facility rentals, onsite trainings, and webinars. Nicole works with staff to develop, coordinate and implement IPHCA training and events, and ensure that all identified and requested training needs align with the orgnization's goals. Nicole also assists in the Administrative Services Department with data entry, membership dues, and maintaining membership files. She provides direct support for various IPHCA Committees including CHC Finance & Operations, Clinical Support, Community Development, and Insurance.
Maria Kapantaidaki was born in Germany and raised in Greece where she obtained her degree in accounting. She has 11 years of experience in management and over 12 years of experience in accounting where she has served in different positions. Working as a bookkeeper and accounting specialist in Greece, she managed all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. She has also worked as a restaurant manager where she handled the finances, payroll, operating expenses, food sales, and inventory.
From 2011 to 2019, she worked as an accounts receivable clerk for an association management company in Springfield, Illinois. She was responsible for managing the accounts of seven different entities, both for-profit and not-for-profit.
Maria currently works for IPHCA's Accounting Department as an accounting specialist, performing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other accounting functions and procedures.
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