Inspired by the Michigan Value Collaborative’s (MVC) vision and mission, I am thrilled to join the team as Associate Program Manager. In this newly created role, I will be responsible for supporting the management, performance, and daily operations of the MVC Coordinating Center.
After receiving my Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, I began my first role in the healthcare space at the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC), a collaborative, cross-sector organization dedicated to improving the health status of Genesee County residents. This experience provided me with a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of public health issues, such as the impact of social influencers, the complexity of care navigation for patients with mental health and substance use disorders, and the role of systemic racism and racial disparities in care. I gained valuable skills in project management, strategic planning, sustainable implementation, and partnership development.
Following my tenure with the GFHC, my career focused on managing quality and operational improvement initiatives that aimed to improve health outcomes through patient-centered, value-based care at leading institutions, including Michigan Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital. This work included implementing new payment and service delivery models, such as the Pioneer ACO Model initiative and the Innovation Advisors Program, in partnership with the CMS Innovation Center. I also had the opportunity to support provider engagement and the expansion of evidence-based care delivery models across Michigan with the Centering Healthcare Institute and Michigan Opioid Partnership.
I am excited to serve as MVC’s new Associate Program Manager. I look forward to learning and collaborating with members, key stakeholders, and partner organizations to advance the mission, vision, and values of MVC. If you have any questions or wish to get in touch, please feel free to email me.