Speakers

 


Keynote Speaker

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a show about nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at NonprofitAF.com, formerly nonprofitwithballs.com. 

Vu is an experienced keynote speaker and nonprofit leader who talks about a variety of subjects: Nonprofit funding, challenges, the Overhead Myth, the Sustainability Myth, equity, diversity, the Nonprofit Hunger Games, collaboration, collective impact, zombie apocalypse, community engagement, organizational culture, why we nonprofit peeps are so awesome, how to stave off burnout, lessons nonprofits can learn from various TV shows, etc. He brings humor, insight, and probably five or more references to unicorns to every keynote he gives. He hates dry, boring speeches and strives to make each one unique to the audience. Sometimes this includes pictures of baby animals. If you don’t like baby animals or humor, Vu is probably not the speaker for you.

http://nonprofitaf.com/

 


Breakout Session Speakers

 

Audrey Barker, Healthcare Education Program/Administrative Coordinator, Physicians Care Connection, Ohio - Audrey Baker is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration. She has over 10 years of healthcare experience, from secretary, executive assistant, to current role of healthcare education program coordinator. She has worked on Program Development of bringing Medical Students, Dental, Pharmacy, PA, etc. to the front lines of learning first-hand the social barriers and obstacles in navigating the healthcare system.

  • Innovative Ideas 3.3 - Location: Del Fuego - What Do I Do with All These Students? Effectively Coordinating an Underutilized Resource. Coordinating the Number of Students Wanting to Get Clinical or Community Experience in The Clinic.

 

Adam Bradley, MPH, Luke’s House, Louisiana - Adam Bradley grew up in Almond, Wisconsin, a town of 488 people in rural Central Wisconsin. He has a Master's degree in Public Health - Health Education and Communication from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Adam has been the Executive Director of Luke's House Clinic in New Orleans, LA since August of 2015. Adam knows more about potatoes than you would care to know.

  • Innovative Ideas 2.3 Location: Del Fuego - Implementing a Street Medicine Clinic for the Homeless

 

Gisela "Gigi" Bretones, MA, BHT, MBA,Clinical Administrator, Miami Rescue Mission Clinic

  • Organizational Stability 4.4 - Location: Del Sol - Disasters are Real, and They Can Happen to You. Are You Ready?

 

Mike Clawson, Henry Schein 

  • Partner Engagement Session 1 - How Do I Save My Organization Money Through Partnering with Henry Schein?  - Location: Del Mar I

 

Cindy Cole, Executive Director, Community Health Services of Union County, North Carolina - As a Staff Nurse and Nurse Manager for many years in the for-profit sector, managing a non-profit agency for 12 years has been a rewarding challenge. As the agency’s only grant writer, Cindy loves to complete difficult marketing projects, foundation & private grants ahead of schedule. She has successfully submitted and received over $4 million in grant funding for Community Health Services Free Clinic. This project is very dear to her heart and a long-time goal, having expanded the diabetes program in 2010 to add a diabetes free clinic, with the help of Dr. Gwendolyn Perkins. In collaboration with Wingate University, CHSUC became a full-service adult free clinic in September.  A graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a degree in Nursing, Cindy is an active member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce - Women in Business, serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Strategic Planning at Wingate University and the Clinical Advisory Board of Southeastern Institute. Cindy is a member of the Union County Community Partners and the Union Regional Home Care Professional Advisory Board. She enjoys singing, playing piano and spending time with her four grandchildren.

  • Partner Engagement Session 4 - BD Point-of-Care Laboratory Grants One Year Later: What Have We Learned? - Location: Del Sol

 

Julie S. Darnell, PhD, MHSA, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois - Julie Darnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Darnell’s research focuses on access to, delivery & financing of health care for poor/vulnerable populations.

  • Partner Engagement Session 2 - What is the Roadmap to Health Equity I’ve Been Hearing All About?  - Location: Del Mar II

 

John Devaney, CEO, Cape Fear Clinic, North Carolina - John Devaney has more than 27 years of progressive experience leading non-profits, with more than 24 years directly in healthcare. John joined the Cape Fear Clinic in April 2010 as Executive Director. John has held various healthcare executive positions including VP of The Lohman Group, a Washington, DC-based national healthcare consulting firm and Director of the Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia, then the largest HIV/AIDS clinic in Virginia. He has also held the position of Director of Operations at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.Mr. Devaney holds a BS in Sociology from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

  • Forward Thinking 6.2 – Location: Del Mar II - One Size All Doesn’t Fit All, Responding to The Changing Needs of Our Communities Uninsured and Underinsured Through Different Delivery Models

 

Jemea Dorsey, MS, CEO, The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Georgia - Jemea Dorsey serves as the CEO for the Center for Black Women’s Wellness, a community based, nonprofit organization in Atlanta. Through her leadership, the Center has worked to address health equity in the areas of women’s health, maternal and infant health, adolescent health, and economic health. Ms. Dorsey received her Master of Science in Urban Policy from the New School for Public Engagement and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan University.

  • Innovative Ideas 2.1 – Location: Del Mar I - Lifestyle Change Matters: Findings from Efforts to Change Access, Utilization, and Health Outcomes Among Women at Greater Risk for Obesity

 

Rebecca Edgeworth, MD, Volunteers in Medicine Southern Nevada, Nevada - Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth has been with Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) since 2011, first as a volunteer and then as the medical director for the last 6 years. She received her Medical Degree from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in Las Vegas. Dr. Edgeworth has been involved in community volunteerism with local and national agencies. Educational affiliations include clinical instructor and professor with Michael O’Callahan Family Practice residency, University of Las Vegas School of Medicine, and Touro University, Nevada.

  • Patient Care 1.1 - Location: Del Mar I - Utilizing Free and Charitable Clinics to Address Underutilization of Social and Behavioral Health Services
  • Patient Care 3.1 - Location: Del Mar I - The Role of Clinical Pharmacists in Primary Care

 

Suzie Foley, Executive Director, Greenville Free Medical Clinic, South Carolina – Suzie Foley has served as the Executive Director of the Greenville Free Medical Clinic since 1999.  She sat on the NAFC Board of Directors from 2009-2017 and is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the SC Free Clinic Association.

  • Innovative Ideas 1.3 Location: Del Fuego - Healthy Harvests: Using Food as Medicine

 

Susan Gardner, Care Coordination Manager, Grace Medical Home, Florida - Susan Gardner has served as Care Coordination Manager with Grace Medical Home since 2011. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in business and later pursued a nursing degree from Valencia College. Prior to working at Grace, she worked for Lockheed Martin and Gardner Consulting Services. She has also served in a clinical or administrative capacity at Orlando Health and in private practice. At Grace, Susan manages a core team of 4 people and is responsible for our Care Coordination Department which secures specialty care services, procedures or imaging for our patients. Susan is a long-time resident of Orlando with a rich history of community service. She is also very active in her church and various organizations. She and her husband are the proud parents of three children.

  • Forward Thinking 5.2 – Location: Del Mar II - Tracking the Social Determinants of Health - How a Medical-Legal Partnership Can Address Non-Medical Needs 

 

Stephanie Garris, JD, Chief Executive Officer, Grace Medical Home, Florida - Stephanie has a lengthy career in civic activism and community service. Prior to working at Grace, she served as Executive Director for the American Cancer Society in Central Florida and held several positions in the federal legislative arena when she lived in Washington, D.C., including the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association. Stephanie has a long history of volunteer service in Orlando through the Junior League of Greater Orlando (President 2009-2010) and the Florida Bar Association (Elected Member, Young Lawyers Board of Directors). She is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. She and her husband are the proud parents of three teenage sons.

  • Forward Thinking 5.2 – Location: Del Mar II - Tracking the Social Determinants of Health - How a Medical-Legal Partnership Can Address Non-Medical Needs 

 

Quinn Gentry, PhD, MBA, President & CEO, Messages of Empowerment, Georgia - Dr. Quinn Gentry is President and CEO of Messages of Empowerment Productions, LLC (TEAM-MOE) – a public health and management consulting company specializing in organizational effectiveness, women’s health, program evaluation, and community engagement. Dr. Quinn is primarily known for her work as a social and behavioral scientist and subject matter expert on a wide range of social and health threats of women and girls. She has also served as a Principal Investigator, Senior Scientist, and Research Analyst on numerous assessment and evaluation studies at the federal, state, and local government levels. Dr. Quinn completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and holds a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Georgia State University. She earned an M.B.A. degree in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University and completed her undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University where she received a B.A. degree with dual majors in Political Science and History, and a minor in International Relations.

  • Innovative Ideas 2.1 – Location: Del Mar I - Lifestyle Change Matters: Findings from Efforts to Change Access, Utilization, and Health Outcomes Among Women at Greater Risk for Obesity

 

Grace Gosar, MD, Downtown Clinic, Wyoming - Grace Gosar was born, raised and educated in WY (1964-1986).  She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine (1990), completed her residency in psychiatry (1990-92) from Dartmouth. (1993-95)/UW-Family Medicine. Grace was employed by the Johnson County Healthcare Center (1995-2012), was the Chief of Staff/JCHC (2008-2012) and worked at WY Locums/ER (2012-2013). She opened the first WY Direct Patient Care Clinic of modern era (2013-2015). Cancer (2015). Grace is now employed by the Sheridan Health Center/Free Clinic, Sheridan WY (2016) and employed/volunteer Downtown Clinic/Free Clinic, Laramie WY (2016-present).  She is married with 3 daughters and enjoys reading, cooking, outside physical activities when not working.

  • Patient Care 4.1 - Location: Del Mar I - Enter Sandman - Building an CPAP and Sleep Apnea Program on a Budget
  • Partner Engagement Session 4 - BD Point-of-Care Laboratory Grants One Year Later: What Have We Learned? - Location: Del Sol

 

Pete Gosar, BA, Secondary Education, The Downtown Clinic, Wyoming - Pete Gosar became the 3rd Executive Director of the Downtown Clinic in October of 2015 after serving as a volunteer and member of the Downtown Clinic Board of Directors. The Downtown Clinic is a free healthcare clinic that has operated since 1999 with the belief that healthcare is a right deserved by all, regardless of financial status. At the Downtown Clinic, Pete has been extremely fortunate to work with some of the most amazing people in Albany County and they have begun to move healthcare beyond the clinic’s walls. This “Upstream Medicine” focus has led to the creation of a Sleep Apnea/CPAP Program, a Downtown Clinic Walking Group, and the building of Health and Healing Gardens for Downtown Clinic clients.

  • Patient Care 4.1 - Location: Del Mar I - Enter Sandman - Building an CPAP and Sleep Apnea Program on a Budget
  • Partner Engagement Session 4 - BD Point-of-Care Laboratory Grants One Year Later: What Have We Learned? - Location: Del Sol

 

Charlyn Gutierrez, B.S., Clinic Manager, Westminster Free Clinic – Charlynis currently working on her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. She is part of the clinic's evaluation and data management team. She makes sure all qualitative data is collected and input into our EHR and all quantitative data is
compiled for our grant funders.

  • Organizational Stability 6.4 – Location: Del Sol - How to Wow Funders and Make Friends with Donors: Effective Evaluation Strategies to Demonstrate Your Clinic's Success 

 

Judith Haasis, MSSW, ACSW, Executive Director, CommunityHealth, Illinois - Judith Haasis has been the Executive Director of CommunityHealth since 2004. With more than 20 years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector, she has spearheaded the growth of organizations involved in direct services, advocacy, leadership development and philanthropy at the community and national levels. Judy is a founding member and Chair of the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and serves on the Board of the Chicago based Southside Healthcare Collaborative. She serves on the Community Leadership Board of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and the Community Advisory Council of the University of Chicago Medicine.

  • Organizational Stability 5.4 – Location: Del Sol - Building a Culture of Board Engagement: Practical Tips Worth Repeating

 

Gabrielle Lessard, JD, Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center, California - Gabrielle Lessard is a Senior Policy Attorney on the Access to Healthcare team at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). NILC works nationally to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants. A public interest lawyer for over 20 years, Gabrielle served as NILC’s first Health Policy Attorney from 2001-2005 and rejoined the organization in 2013. Gabrielle has also been the Legal Director of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School and an independent attorney and consultant to tax-exempt organizations. She received a juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

  • Forward Thinking 4.2 Location: Del Mar II - A New Threat to Well-Being in Immigrant Communities: Expanded Public Charge Policies

 

Heather Lyons-Burney, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Faith Community Health, Missouri - Heather Lyons-Burney is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Throughout her career, Dr. Lyons-Burney has promoted the profession of pharmacy and has encouraged the development of team-based patient-centered care and innovative services in the community practice setting. In 2007, Heather joined a group of community leaders to establish Faith Community Health clinic, providing affordable health care for the uninsured and under-insured population surrounding Branson, Missouri. Dr. Lyons-Burney continues to serve on the clinic Board, as well as co-Chair of two county coalitions aimed at prevention of opioid use disorder.

  • Forward Thinking 6.2 – Location: Del Mar II - One Size All Doesn’t Fit All, Responding to The Changing Needs of Our Communities Uninsured and Underinsured Through Different Delivery Models

 

Kathleen McAndrews, MHA, Public Health Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) - Kathleen McAndrews is a public health analyst for the Office of Quality Improvement within HRSA. She is a dedicated and innovative public servant who holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Maryland. As a member of the deeming and compliance team, Kathleen manages the Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program. She analyzes deeming applications, and provides technical assistance to promote robust credentialing and privileging, risk management, and claims management policies and procedures for free clinics. Additionally, Kathleen provides support and technical assistance to the Health Center and the Health Center Volunteer Health Professional (VHP) FTCA Programs.

  • Innovative Ideas 6.3 – Location: Del Fuego - Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Deeming Application Best Practices

 

Angie McLaughlin, Executive Director, Community Health Care Clinic, Illinois - Angie McLaughlin is the Executive Director of the Community Health Care Clinic in Normal, Illinois. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and the United Way of McLean County.

  • Innovative Ideas 1.3 Location: Del Fuego - Healthy Harvests: Using Food as Medicine

 

Claudia Mejia, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, Behavioral Health Program Manager, Volunteers in Medicine Southern Nevada, Nevada - Dr. Claudia Mejia is a bilingual Licensed Psychologist in Nevada and graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where she completed her doctorate and obtained a certification in providing Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations (PSSSP). Training sites included community mental health centers, VA hospital inpatient / outpatient clinic, primary care integrated healthcare setting, and university counseling centers. Currently employed at Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), Dr. Mejia works within the Social and Behavioral Health Interventions Services as the Behavioral Health Program Manager, providing direct services to VMSN patients, developing behavioral health programming, and supervising graduate mental health counseling trainees.

  • Patient Care 1.1 - Location: Del Mar I - Utilizing Free and Charitable Clinics to Address Underutilization of Social and Behavioral Health Services
  • Patient Care 6.1 – Location: Del Mar I - Improving Interaction with Latino/a Patients Through Increased Cultural Knowledge

 

Jamie Mercurio, Head of Corporate Responsibility, athenahealth

  • Partner Engagement Session 3 - athenahealth’s Free Medical Record and Practice Management Solution for Free and Charitable Clinics - Location: Del Fuego

 

Valerie Almeida Monroe, Nurse Director, Clinica Esperanza Hope Clinic

  • Forward Thinking 2.2 - Location: Del Mar II - Saving Communities Money by Redirecting Patients from the Emergency Department to Your Clinic for Primary Care

 

Jack Murphy, Senior Program Director, Network for Good

  • Organizational Stability 1.4 Location: Del Sol - Securing New Donors & Dollars with Limited Time & Budget

 

Mary Mutegi, Program Coordinator, Physicians Care Connection, Ohio - Mary Mutegi, is the Program Coordinator for Physicians CareConnection (PCC), an affiliate of the Columbus Medical Association. She has been with the organization since 2010, previously as a Care Coordinator. Mary has a Masters of Arts in International Studies, plus graduate certificates in Health Policy, and Women & Gender Studies. At PCC, Mary is responsible for coordinating health care services for vulnerable individuals in Central Ohio. She is also charged with; clinic management, staff training, provider recruitment and retention, program analysis and reporting, and grant writing, among many other duties.

  • Innovative Ideas 3.3 - Location: Del Fuego - What Do I Do with All These Students? Effectively Coordinating an Underutilized Resource. Coordinating the Number of Students Wanting to Get Clinical or Community Experience in The Clinic.

 

Susan Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Volunteers in Medicine Southern Nevada - Susan Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy in Columbus, OH. Upon graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy in 2013 and became a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in 2017. In addition to providing didactic education, Dr. Nguyen provides clinical pharmacy services and precepts students on her ambulatory care rotation at VMSN. Her areas of interest include: chronic disease state management in particular diabetes, interprofessional education, cultural competence, pharmacy advocacy, and, leadership development.

  • Patient Care 3.1 - Location: Del Mar I - The Role of Clinical Pharmacists in Primary Care

 

Scott Nuetzel, Henry Schein

  • Partner Engagement Session 1 - How Do I Save My Organization Money Through Partnering with Henry Schein? - Location: Del Mar I

 

Lindsay O’Brien, Vice President, U.S. Program, Americares

  • Partner Engagement Session 2 - What is the Roadmap to Health Equity I’ve Been Hearing All About? - Location: Del Mar II

 

Jamie Parsons, Viola Startzman Clinic

  • Forward Thinking 6.2– Location: Del Mar II- One Size All Doesn’t Fit All, Responding to The Changing Needs of Our Communities Uninsured and Underinsured Through Different Delivery Models

 

Mark Patterson, Ph.D., M.P.H, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

  • Forward Thinking 6.2 – Location: Del Mar II- One Size All Doesn’t Fit All, Responding to The Changing Needs of Our Communities Uninsured and Underinsured Through Different Delivery Models

 

Tabitha Pederson, AM, LISW, Social and Behavioral Health Interventions Services Director, VMSN - As the Social Services Director at Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), Tabitha spent the last 2.5 years implementing and evaluating the Social and Behavioral Health Intervention Services department. With a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from University of Chicago and Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College where she studied Business Marketing and Management, Tabitha worked in the corporate sector as a trainer and project manager before pursuing work in social services. She spent the last 9 years working in agencies providing employment, housing, substance abuse, and social and behavioral health services for people living with chronic illnesses and understands the impact integrated healthcare has on those in need.

  • Patient Care 1.1 - Location: Del Mar I - Utilizing Free and Charitable Clinics to Address Underutilization of Social and Behavioral Health Services

 

Donna Minnix Proctor, Executive Director, Free Clinic of Franklin County (video presentation) - Donna was appointed Executive Director of the Free Clinic of Franklin County in March of 2015. Prior to that, she led Grace Network, a crisis intervention center in Martinsville, VA and served as the Executive Director of the Bedford Community Health Foundation, a health legacy organization in Bedford, VA. Before moving into the non-profit world in 2006, Proctor worked for Virginia Tech as an Extension Agent, and for the Virginia Department of Health as a Community Health Educator. She obtained her BS and MS degrees from VA Tech and has extensive training in facilitation, teambuilding, and strategic planning. Proctor is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a qualified user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. She lives in Franklin County, Virginia, on her family farm, Briarwood, with her husband of 45 years, two horses, a rescued boxer and four cats. In her spare time she enjoys writing plays and romance novels, acting in amateur theater, and riding her purple Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom. In addition to her work with the Free Clinic, Proctor co-hosts “Rise and Shine,” Cable 12 YNN’s morning show.

  • Partner Engagement Session 4 - BD Point-of-Care Laboratory Grants One Year Later: What Have We Learned? - Location: Del Sol

 

Lauren Rahe, CMPE, Executive Director, Ubi Caritas Health Ministries

  • Organizational Stability 4.4 - Location: Del Sol - Disasters are Real, and They Can Happen to You. Are You Ready?

 

Mike Romagnoli, Operations Manager, Community Health Care Clinic, Illinois - Mike currently serves as the Operations Manager of the Community Health Care Clinic in Illinois, after starting as a volunteer Spanish translator 14 years ago.

  • Forward Thinking 2.2 - Location: Del Mar II - Saving Communities Money by Redirecting Patients from the Emergency Department to Your Clinic for Primary Care
  • Innovative Ideas 5.3 – Location: Del Fuego- A Picture of Health: Innovative Strategies in Developing Care Plans in Low Literacy Populations

 

Lisa Safaeinili, MPH, RD, Executive Director, Westminster Free Clinic, California - Lisa has a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley and is a Registered Dietitian. She secured over 7 million in grant funding and has taught non-profit management, including program development to students pursuing health careers at Iowa State University. She has designed many new programs, including Corzones Sanos, to improve people's health while working in the non-profit sector for 26 years. She has been the ED at Westminster Free Clinic for 16 years.

  • Organizational Stability 6.4 – Location: Del Sol - How to Wow Funders and Make Friends with Donors: Effective Evaluation Strategies to Demonstrate Your Clinic's Success 

 

Kimberly Sanchez, J.D., Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), Florida - Kimberly Sanchez is the current Executive Director at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF). After graduating from the University of Miami School of Law in 2005, Ms. Sanchez began her legal career in the public interest with Legal Services of Greater Miami. After a few years in private practice representing Central Florida consumers, she then came to CLSMF where she led CLSMF’s Housing and Fair Housing Units until her promotion.As Executive Director, Ms. Sanchez is responsible for overseeing all the day-to-day operations of the firm, leading a management team composed of financial, fundraising, operations and compliance professionals. She works closely with CLSMF’s staff and Board of Directors to ensure that CLSMF continues to thrive as a non-profit law firm and to provide high-quality legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable populations. Ms. Sanchez has taught as an adjunct professor at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, and the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Sanchez is an active member of the Florida Bar Public Interest Section (PILS), the Florida Project Directors Association, appointed to The Florida Bar Committee on Technology and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services.

  • Forward Thinking 5.2 – Location: Del Mar II - Tracking the Social Determinants of Health - How a Medical-Legal Partnership Can Address Non-Medical Needs 

 

Allan Sanders, Partner, Weil, Akman, Baylin & Coleman, P.A.

  • Forward Thinking 3.2 - Location: Del Mar II - Are you Ready for the Taxman?

 

Angie SettleDNP, APRN, BC, FNP, CEO West Virginia Health Right, West Virginia - Angie is the CEO of WV Health Right, Inc., the largest and oldest Free & Charitable Clinic in West Virginia. She has devoted her entire professional career to providing care for the impoverished and underserved of her state. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Coordinator and now the CEO of her clinic during her 20-year tenure there.  Angie has been married for 28 years and has 6 children, age 19 to 6-year-old twins.

  • Patient Care 5.1 – Location: Del Mar IKnocking out Uncontrolled Diabetes with a 1-2 Punch Utilizing the Medical Home Model and a Robust Patient Education Program

 

Ruth Smarinsky, Director of Pharmacy, Direct Relief, California - I have worked with Direct Relief for over 13 years, starting shortly after Hurricane Katrina. As the pharmacist for the organization I work closely with our various programs, including disaster preparedness and response. Prior to Direct Relief, I worked for FQHC's and was the Director of Pharmacy for a very large free clinic for more than 12 years. Being the first paid staff pharmacist at this facility I set up pharmacy services including clinical pharmacy programs.

  • Organizational Stability 3.4 - Location: Del Sol - Collaborating with Direct Relief to Enhance Care for Your Community

 

Patricia Stahura, RN, MSN, ECRI Institute, Pennsylvania - Pat has over 30 years of experience with 15 years in senior management for complex corporate health systems. Prior to coming to ECRI Institute, she has held leadership positions with responsibility for developing the safety culture, structure, systems and policies. Pat has an understanding of organizational and process (re) design that is vital in oversight, and management of services, staff and providers. As Chief Nurse Executive, she has demonstrated expertise in program development working with culturally diverse novice to expert workforce. While at ECRI, Pat has been involved with providing consultations, materials and presentations for the FQHCs and Free Clinics.

  • Forward Thinking 1.2 - Location: Del Mar II - Prevent Sexual Harassment to Protect Human Rights, It’s the Law

 

Rebecca Tamayo, MPH – Epidemiology, Program Director, Luke’s House

  • Innovative Ideas 2.3 Location: Del Fuego - Implementing a Street Medicine Clinic for the Homeless

 

Damon Taugher, Direct Relief

  • Organizational Stability 3.4 - Location: Del Sol - Collaborating with Direct Relief to Enhance Care for Your Community?

 

Maureen Tomoschuk, President & CEO, Community Volunteers in Medicine

  • Forward Thinking 2.2 - Location: Del Mar II - Saving Communities Money by Redirecting Patients from the Emergency Department to Your Clinic for Primary Care

 

Amy Yarcich, MPA, Executive Director, Rx Partnership, Virginia - Since 2007, Amy Yarcich has served as the Executive Director of Rx Partnership, a nonprofit public/private partnership dedicated to increasing access to medications for vulnerable Virginians. Rx Partnership uses an innovative model for providing medication to treat a variety of chronic conditions to low-income, uninsured patients throughout the Commonwealth that is effective and efficient from the pharmaceutical company, clinic and patient perspective.Amy holds a Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, two Certificates in Nonprofit Management and received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

  • Innovative Ideas 4.3 - Location: Del Fuego- The Access to Medication Program - A New Model for Delivering Affordable, Reliable Generic Medications