I have been the Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Bend, Oregon since 2008, after spending 2 years as a volunteer. I have overseen an important expansion in the number of volunteers and access to care at the clinic, and was able to add services during the recession, as well as in response to the needs of the community and during the changes in patient demographics resulting from the ACA. Since 2014, the VIM clinic has become the leading source of comprehensive bilingual primary care, prescriptions, and specialty referrals in Central Oregon. Since the clinic opened in 2004, it has provided over $100 Million in care and medications to over 10,000 patients.
I hold a degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a graduate degree in Public Administration from Indiana University. I have 30 years of experience in economic development, health insurance administration, local government, hospital strategic planning, and physician practice management. I serve at the national level on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics based in Alexandria, VA and on the National Advisory Board for the Volunteers in Medicine network based in Hilton Head, SC. I am active on several community boards including CASA, member of Session at First Presbyterian, the Central Oregon Health Council, and the City of Bend Budget Committee. I was formerly on the board of REALMS.
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