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Testimonials

hartford"The CHCEF program allowed me to gain a new appreciation for all departments and elements of a community health center. The fellowship was an outstanding experience and proved to be a unique opportunity to connect with others who are committed to making a difference in our health care system."
Rachel Hartford, Director of Community Relations, Heartland Community Health Center, Lawrence, KS
CLASS OF 2016


"The CHCEF program provided me with a strong background in the policies and issues that impact community health centers in today's rapidly changing environment. The program has helped elevate my work over the last year, providing me with the tools to be more strategic and communicate more effectively both within my organization and to external stakeholders. I would recommend the program to anyone looking for a strong overview of the health center program or looking to dig deeper into unique concerns that face community health centers today."
Andrea Baker, CHCEF, Clinical Quality Improvement Manager, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, Illinois
CLASS OF 2015


"The CHC Executive Program has really helped me as a newer health center leader."
Dietra Kulicke, CHCEF, Director of Marketing & Communications, Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington, Illinois
CLASS OF 2012


"Congratulations to your new cohort of students, I'm sure they will have a rewarding experience in this Executive Fellowship program which will broaden their knowledge base as well as their expertise in their respective organizations."
Betty Jefferson, RN, MSN, CHCEF, Director, Accreditation & Clinical Affairs, Affinia Healthcare, St. Louis, Missouri
CLASS OF 2011


Poole"The Fellowship definitely set me apart from other candidates!"
Tangela Poole, CHCEF, (now) Chief Financial Officer, Outreach Community Health Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CLASS OF 2011


"My participation in the CHC Executive Fellowship program allowed me a wonderful opportunity to explore the broader Community Health Center world! ... My seven years of employment working directly for a CHC combined with my CHC Executive Fellowship program experience has opened new doors for me, and provided a strong foundation and unique perspective for my new position with HRSA. I am grateful and excited about this new opportunity to further advance the community health center mission. Thank you!"
Melissa Howard, CHCEF, Project Officer, Public Health Analyst, Northern Branch, Northeast Health Services Division, Bureau of Primary Health Care/HRSA/HHS, CLASS OF 2010


"I recently was promoted to our Senior Management team here in our FQHC; one of the selling points was my Community Health Center Executive Fellowship!"
Kim Wagenaar, RNC, MSN, CHCEF, Associate Director, Primary Care Services, Waukegan, Illinois

CLASS OF 2009

And then later in August 2015, another note from Ms. Wagenaar: "Just wanted to drop you a line about my new gig!! I joined Cabarrus Rowan CHC in April as the CEO and certainly the CHC Executive Fellowship had helped my career path. I still refer to articles and text from the fellowship and continually encourage other colleagues to participate. I know several of my friends from Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center have gone through the program and have enjoyed it."
Kim Wagenaar, MSN, CEO, CHCEF, Cabarrus Rowan Community Health Centers, Inc., Concord, North Carolina


genua"Graduating from the CHC Executive Fellowship in 2009 prepared me for being a CEO. Now that I work at the PCA level in 2015, I can take my knowledge and work with other health center leaders".
Jennifer Genua McDaniel, CHCEF, former Deputy Director, Health Center Association of Nebraska, now full-time consultant, Management Solutions Consulting Group
CLASS OF 2009


 "I was a participant in the CHC Executive Fellowship program during its inaugural year. The knowledge, perspectives and connections with other "Fellows" attained during my participation, continue to have an impact on my work to this day. A very valuable experience!"
Yvonne Buhlinger, MSW, CHCEF, Vice President, Development and Community Relations, Affinia Healthcare, St. Louis, Missouri
CLASS OF 2007


Squires"Mike Schnake did an excellent job with the Financial Management module...my only suggestion is that this module should be longer!"
Tori Squires, CHCEF, Community Development Director, Iowa Primary Care Association, Urbandale, Iowa
CLASS OF 2007


 "The course on Human Resources Management would be especially beneficial to individuals who are new to management and employee supervision, and a good refresher for those with HR and management experience."
James Spinner, BS, CHCEF, Project Director, Business Relations/Development, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, East St. Louis, Missouri
CLASS OF 2007


"I've observed that the (CHC Executive Fellowship) program has enhanced the skills, understandings and even the careers of a few graduates."
Alan O. Freeman, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, Affinia Healthcare

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