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2021 has been a year of immense growth at HCGC. While we are proud of increased staff capacity as a result of increased project work, the most important measure of that growth lies in the impact HCGC-led projects are making in our region’s most marginalized communities. The work that this organization has been building toward for the last 23 years is more needed now than ever, and we are inspired by the people that we serve to continue expanding our reach and impact in 2022.”
—Carrie Baker, President and CEO
Letter from Board Chair
Dan Paoletti
Greetings HCGC Partners,

This year, I’ve had the honor of becoming the president of the HCGC board of directors. My transition from board member-at-large to board president has been an easy one given the long-held partnership CliniSync maintains with HCGC in our joint pursuit of greater interoperability of health data to address health disparities and increase equity in the system. Our organizations covet this shared understanding: as the healthcare world expands and becomes more complex, we must work to make data more accessible, sharable, and actionable to improve outcomes for all people. HCGC’s commitment to using data to create change in the social, personal, and medical aspects of Ohioan’s lives is what has drawn me to contribute my time to help lead this organization and support their mission as board president.  

As HCGC closes out our 23rd year in operation, we find ourselves carrying a legacy of access, while understanding that the true definition of access must continue to evolve, encompassing the complexities that marginalization of under-resourced populations present. The HCGC board and staff team have set the bar high in defining access by insisting that equity be at the forefront of our mission-driven work. The notion of addressing not just the medical needs that effect access, but the various social factors that impede access is paramount to the day-to-day and long term impact the organization will continue to make in Central Ohio and beyond.  

I’d like to thank my fellow board members who have served diligently and collaboratively, always prioritizing the health and well-being of Ohioans. HCGC President and CEO Carrie Baker has always said that our board, comprised of several sometimes-competing interests, “leave their bags at the door” to address the needs of our region.  HCGC’s board, through strategic planning, has been fostering what happened so publicly during the COVID-19 pandemic: prioritizing impact and outcomes over competition and profits.  

On behalf of the entire board, I must thank the incredible HCGC staff for their dedication, ingenuity, and commitment that they have brought to this organization. In 2021, our organization has grown from 8 full time employees to 12, and in 2017 there were just 3.5. The board has entrusted executive leadership and their staff teams to engage in project work that has increased us from a $600,000 organization in 2017 to what will be a $2.1 million organization in 2022.  The work of this staff team is inspiring to say the least, and we are grateful for their efforts.  

In closing, partnership, and diversity in our collective impact work at HCGC and in our community has never been more important. Please take a moment to orient yourself with the work of HCGC, including our board, staff, and themes from the year. We look forward to another impactful year in 2022.  

Dan Paoletti
President, Board of Directors
Dan Paoletti
CliniSync/Ohio Health Information Partnership
Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership. Because of his previous work serving as a Vice President with the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and Chief Operating Officer of OHA Solutions, a strong partnership with the hospitals and health systems has been at the core of the organization’s success. As one of the founding Executive Board members of The Partnership,
Dan has helped shape its vision, mission and policies since its inception. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his consulting, executive management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of several organizations.

Dan also serves on the Board and Committees of the following organizations:
    • DirectTrust, Washington D.C., 2017-Present,
       Treasurer & Board Member
    • Health Policy Institute of Ohio, 2017-Present,
       Board Member
    • Healthcare Collaborative of Greater
      Columbus, 2018-Present, Board Member
    • Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care
      Collaborative, Columbus, OH, 2012- Present,
      Committee Member
    • OHA Solutions, Columbus, Ohio, 1996-
      Present, Board Member
    • HIMSS HIE Committee, Chicago, IL, 2013-2014,
      Committee Member
Isi Ikharebha Green
Physicians CareConnection
Isi Ikharebha Green is the President of Physicians CareConnection a volunteer-based charitable organization that helps coordinate care for vulnerable adults in Central Ohio.
Ms. Green has had the opportunity to be in a leadership role for Physicians CareConnection since 2009. During this time, she has seen the transformation of non-profit organizations as they move to meet ever changing community conditions. Physicians CareConnection specializes in health and related social needs that directly influence the quality of life for people who are vulnerable. By providing patient
centered care coordination, our goal is to make connections to resources for people so that they can improve their lives. PCC has achieved successful healthcare outcomes for high-risk populations through our unique model of patient centered care coordination.

Ms. Green is the President of the Physicians CareConnection which is an affiliate of the Columbus Medical Association and has 18 years of non-profit leadership. Her primary responsibility is leading the effort to coordinate health care services and social resources for people who are vulnerable in Central Ohio and share the value of care coordination through outcomes measurements and evaluation. Isi is serving her God-given purpose by helping people. Her favorite saying is “Leadership is an opportunity to serve.” She is a proud Alumni of The Ohio State University and earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Masters in Public Health from this great institution.
Doug Anderson
Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
Doug Anderson provides counsel on insurance law and regulatory compliance to global, national and regional insurance companies, trade associations, healthcare systems and businesses across all of the healthcare, life and property and casualty segments of the insurance industry.

A former regulator, Doug provides insight and perspective in assisting insurance companies, businesses and health plans achieve their business goals and objectives in a wide variety of matters, including:
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Insurance regulatory filings and approvals
    • State and federal health insurance reform
      and related product and operational
    • Development of compliance programs, risk
      mitigation strategies, policies and procedures,
      and internal controls
    • Preparation of policy forms, marketing
      materials, provider and vendor contracts, and
      related regulatory filings
    • Strategic planning and market analysis
    • Formation and licensure of insurance
    • Structuring mergers, acquisitions and
      corporate restructurings to comport with
      regulatory requirements
    • Defense of market conduct exams, financial
      exams and administrative proceedings
    • New product development and market entry
His deep experience in health insurance regulation includes advising insurance companies and corporate and equity sponsors on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions between health insurance companies and leading healthcare providers.

He also advises health insurance companies on state and federal health insurance reform and assists with strategic planning and product development. He counsels health insurers participating in government programs such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, and state and federal employee benefit programs. He also provides counsel to multiple employer welfare arrangements, alliances and consortiums. In addition, Doug serves as an expert witness on insurance-related issues and
is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance issues. He previously served as the Chief Policy Officer, Assistant Director and Attorney for the Ohio Department of Insurance, where he worked to enforce and apply state and federal insurance law. In that role, he served as Co-Chair of Ohio's Health Insurance Exchange Planning Task Force, Team Leader for Ohio State Coverage Initiative and Project Leader to implement a high-risk pool in Ohio.

Doug’s community involvement includes serving as a member of the Perry Township Zoning Commission and a volunteer for the Columbus Legal Aid Society, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.
Tara Britton
The Center for Community Solutions
Tara Britton joined The Center for Community Solutions in October, 2010, and currently serves as Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow. Located in the Community Solutions’ Columbus office, Britton leads Community Solutions’ public policy team, engages with state policymakers, and serves as an author for a variety of reports on different blogs and reports on a variety of health and human service topics. Britton serves on the Public Policy Committee of the United Way of Central Ohio, is a co-chair of Advocates for Ohio’s Future and is on the board of the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus. Prior to joining Community Solutions, Tara was an assistant for three years at a Columbus consulting firm, with a focus on the state legislative process. In that role, she tracked legislation and provided reports on hearings in the Ohio House and Senate. Ms. Britton obtained a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from The Ohio State University.
Erin Brigham
Erin Brigham is an experienced leader in the health care industry with more than 20 years of health care experience. More than 10 years have been focused in managed health care with experience in government and commercial products with an emphasis on quality improvement, population health, and data analysis. She has been with CareSource for 10 years and is currently the Director of Quality
Improvement and Product Operations within the Ohio Market managing over 1.4 million Medicaid lives and 50k Marketplace lives.

Erin is currently responsible for Accreditation (NCQA), Quality Improvement, Development and
Monitoring of VBR quality activities, and Quality gaps in care outreach. Prior to this role, Erin was
responsible for CareSource managed care research activities and coordinated health disparities research at Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine where she earned her Masters in Public Health. She is currently working on her Doctor of Healthcare Administration at Franklin University.
Thomas Hadley
USI Insurance
Tom has served on the HCGC board for 12 years and is a past Board Chair and current member of the Executive Committee. His 40 year career in employee benefits consulting gives him a unique perspective on how employers and employees approach our health care system. Advising employers on cost control and helping employees navigate the maze of health care providers, he has provided the Board with insight on the incentives driving utilization and the need for better coordination of care. Tom is a Senior
Consultant for USI Insurance Services, the largest privately owned insurance broker in the U.S. He graduated from Harvard University in 1975 and is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS). He and his wife, Lee Ann, reside in Bexley and their two daughters now live in Kansas City and New York City.
Charles Fisher, DO
Columbus Osteopathic Association
Charles Fisher, DO serves as the President-Elect for the Columbus Osteopathic Association. The Council oversees the activities of the organization and strives to meet the mission of the organization. Per COA Bylaws, the mission is to exchange and disseminate information among members as to the improvements and advancements in the field of medicine and surgery; encourage mutual understanding and cooperation between members and agencies of the local, state and federal government dealing
with health and welfare; support the growth and development of osteopathic schools of medicine, its organizations at national, state and local levels, its hospitals and colleges; and maintain and promote the highest moral and ethical standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine.
Bob Falcone, MD
Columbus Medical Association (CMA)
Dr. Stone is a lifelong native of Worthington where he completed High School in 1985. He then attended Case Western Reserve University where he graduated with honors in Biochemistry and Chemistry. He went to medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduating in 1993 followed by completion of a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in 1996.
The appeal of working in primary care had always been an interest for him largely due to the influence of his mother, Dr. Linda Stone, a well-known Family Practice physician in Columbus and after finishing residency, Dr. Stone returned to Central Ohio where he enjoyed over 21 years of clinical practice. Most
of this time was after joining COPC in 1998 at the Central Ohio Medicine site where he worked with a great group of physicians / partners and staff. During that time he also had the honor of serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for COPC and as the president of COPC from July of 2012 through March of 2017.

He is currently working to advance the efforts of COPC in population health in his capacity as the Senior Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Dr. Stone lives in Worthington with his wife Jennifer and two children. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, and especially spending time with his kids.
Alex Kemper, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, is the Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Kemper completed his pediatric residency training at Duke University followed by combined fellowship training in health services research and medical informatics with residency training in preventive medicine at the University of North Carolina. His research focuses of a wide range of preventive services. Dr. Kemper is a former member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. He serves as the Chair of the Condition Review Workgroup for the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. Dr. Kemper is also the Deputy Editor of Pediatrics.
Karen King, MD
Northwest OB/GYN/CMAF
Karen G. King, M.D. received her undergraduate degree and Master’s Degree in Medical Sociology from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio. She completed her residency in Ob/Gyn at Riverside Hospital and has been in private practice since 1992. Currently, Dr. King is a Delegate of the OSMA and District Chair of their Political Action Committee, as well as a teaching attending at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She has served as treasurer of the CMA and President of the
Columbus Ob/Gyn Society. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking and exercise. In addition, she is a Deacon at her church. Dr. King lives with her husband in Hilliard. She has two grown children.
Jeff Klingler  
Central Ohio Hospital Council
In his role as Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC) president and CEO, Klingler is responsible for identifying and implementing collaborative initiatives of the four Franklin County hospital systems. He is a liaison between COHC and elected officials, community and business leaders, and other local constituency groups.

Since starting COHC in 2008, Klingler has been recognized for the council’s work on infant mortality, behavioral health care, opiate addiction, and other health needs of Franklin County residents. Klingler was named by Columbus Business First as a 2017 Champion of Healthcare and twice as 20 People to
Know in Health Care. Klingler is a member of the governing boards of Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement and the Institute for Health Innovation of the Ohio Hospital Association. He is chair of the national Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University in 1991.
Kurt Lewis
United Healthcare
Kurt Lewis was appointed the CEO and President for UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual operations throughout Ohio in April of 2016. His current responsibilities encompass health plan
strategic initiatives and business operations that include sales, marketing, network contracting, medical programs, community relations, product management and finance.

Kurt is a life-long resident of Ohio who grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, a suburb of Akron. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in business administration and began his health insurance career in Columbus more than 30 years ago. Kurt has held various leadership positions within UnitedHealthcare beginning in 1999. Before taking the CEO position in Ohio, Kurt was the Executive Director for UnitedHealthcare in the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky markets focusing on small business, key accounts, sales and account management.

He is involved in many community organizations, including The Health Collaborative – Greater
Cincinnati, Health Collaborative of Greater Columbus, Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Diversity Council, Ohio Association of Health Plans, American Heart Association Men Go Red, Cincinnati Regional Business Committee and First Tee. Kurt and his wife Julie have two children, living in the Cincinnati area since moving there with the company in 2006.

There are more than two million lives covered under health care products offered through
UnitedHealthcare that are being served by over 4,500 UnitedHealth Group employees in Ohio.
UnitedHealthcare has a network of 254 hospitals and more than 47,000 physicians and other care providers for members to access in the state.

UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and well-being company that is America’s largest health insurer and ranked 6th in the Fortune 500. UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health care system work better for everyone.
Teresa Long, MD
Ohio State University College of Public Health
Teresa C. Long, MD, MPH, has joined the college as special advisor of Community Engagement &
Partnership. Dr. Long began her career in public health as a physician specialist at San Francisco’s
Department of Public Health, where she created innovative perinatal AIDS guidelines. She later joined Columbus Public Health in 1986 as assistant health commissioner and medical director, and in 2002 became health commissioner of Columbus.

Dr. Long was awarded the college’s 2017 Thompson Public Health Award shortly before retiring as Columbus health commissioner in 2018.
Cindy McCarty
Cindy is a highly accomplished sales and marketing professional with a proven track record in developing, implementing, reorganizing and managing business ventures within the sales division of a national corporation. Cindy is an effective change agent who has received recognition in the industry for her outstanding sales achievement every year since 1985, while acquiring an excellent reputation for her unique ability to develop effective strategic relationships and strong partnerships.

As Senior Account Manager at Anthem since 2004, Cindy’s primary focus is managing strategic
relationships with Anthem’s largest local clients in Ohio, representing over 50,000 lives. As part of the Columbus, Ohio Account Management Team, Cindy lends her wealth of experience obtained from working in the industry since 1984 to a wide range of clients in both the public and private sector. Cindy’s proven track record in sales and marketing enables her to be successful in working with clients and to use proactive approaches to meet her client’s needs.

Cindy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the Ohio State University and holds a Life and Health Insurance license in Ohio. Cindy is also actively involved with and a board member of The Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus.
Cindy is married and resides in Worthington, Ohio and has two grown children.
Julie Erwin Rinaldi
Julie Erwin Rinaldi is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. She is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Account Management, Community Organizing, Strategic Leadership, and Economic Development. Julie is a strong business development professional with a Masters Degree Education focused in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services from Kent State University.

Julie, who lives in Dublin with her husband David, is executive director of Syntero, formerly Dublin Counseling Center, where she works to help the community with mental health issues. Syntero, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that advocates and supports the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing professional, compassionate behavioral health and social services that
adapt to the changing needs of the community. Syntero has provided services in Central Ohio for more than 40 years, and has offices in Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center and Northeast Columbus, and offers programs and services throughout Franklin, Delaware and Morrow Counties.

She also serves on the Healthcare collaborative of Greater Columbus board. Julie also volunteers
throughout the community with the Dublin AM Rotary, Dublin City Schools, Dublin Irish Festival and the Miracle League of central Ohio, where she has been involved for nine years.
Leonard Scott
Merck & Co., Inc.
Mr. Scott, purpose-driven leader with a foundation of integrity has 20+ years demonstrated experience in the health care sector, most notably in Biopharmaceutical, PBM, Managed Care and Healthcare Information Technology. Strategy and execution leader for multi-billion dollar healthcare partnerships in
collaboration with key funders; multinational employer consortiums, government entities, health plans and integrated delivery networks.

Mr. Scott holds the prestigious board-certified distinction (FACHE) in healthcare leadership as an ACHE Fellow, accompanied by an MBA education focused on strategy, business administration, health care administration, global health systems and international business. Mr. Scott, customer-focused and
forward-thinking executive with leveraging a unique combination of business analytics and industry insights towards developing demand generation solutions to solve complex business challenges, achieving elevated customer-centricity and sustainable value creation.
Mr. Scott is an avid community partner through volunteerism and philanthropy towards causes that improve access to quality early childhood education, literacy for children and equitable health care.
Governance, Strategy Development and Execution, P&L, C-Suite Relationship Building,
Go-To-Market KAM/SAM Capabilities, Business Development, Sales Leadership, Market Intelligence, Revenue Growth, Market Expansion, Market Access, Product Ideation/Innovation, Brand Marketing, Account Development, Budgeting, Risk Stratification, FACHE, CLSSGB, RHIA Certified, New Product Launch, DE&I Certified, Change Leadership, Cultural Intelligence, Emerging Healthcare Technologies, Talent Development and Leading High Performance U.S. regions.
Mary Sheehan
Mary Sheehan is a Principal Research Scientist in the Health Research group within Battelle. Battelle is known for solving the world’s toughest challenges using advanced science and technology, and Mary supports that mission through Battelle’s healthcare quality improvement business line. With federal clients like the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local clients, Mary’s work centers around finding efficient and affordable innovations to the healthcare system that can improve patient outcomes. She knows that access to quality healthcare can impact people’s ability to live a more productive and purpose driven life. Using data management, her clinical background, and her ability to identify performance gaps, Mary’s largest project involves the oversight of over 2,000 quality measures that are used in CMS payment and performance programs.

Mary joined Battelle after gaining clinical experience as a Pediatric Nutrition Support Specialist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and public health experience serving as Program Manager at Columbus Public
Health. Ms. Sheehan is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a diverse career including 10 years of experience in both clinical and public health nutrition, research, program planning and evaluation, and healthcare quality improvement. At a local level, Mary has been a part of projects that assess the feasibility of redesigning the delivery of behavioral healthcare and serves on the Battelle Women’s Network leadership team. She has recently been elected to be a board member for the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, is an active member of the Young Alumni committee for Varsity O, is a member of the Greater Columbus Rowing Association, and has been an active member of WELD since 2013. She has served as the WELD Keynote event co-chair in 2017 and 2018 and has served on the Women WELDing the Way Calendar committee for the past 3 years. Mary is a proud alumna from The Ohio State University, earning both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health from OSU.
Bob Stone, MD
Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians
Dr. Stone is a lifelong native of Worthington where he completed High School in 1985. He then attended Case Western Reserve University where he graduated with honors in Biochemistry and Chemistry. He went to medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduating in 1993 followed by completion of a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in 1996.
The appeal of working in primary care had always been an interest for him largely due to the influence of his mother, Dr. Linda Stone, a well-known Family Practice physician in Columbus and after finishing residency, Dr. Stone returned to Central Ohio where he enjoyed over 21 years of clinical practice. Most
of this time was after joining COPC in 1998 at the Central Ohio Medicine site where he worked with a great group of physicians / partners and staff. During that time he also had the honor of serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for COPC and as the president of COPC from July of 2012 through March of 2017.

He is currently working to advance the efforts of COPC in population health in his capacity as the Senior Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Dr. Stone lives in Worthington with his wife Jennifer and two children. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, and especially spending time with his kids.
Charleta Tavares
PrimaryOne Health Center
Charleta B. Tavares assumed the Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Neighborhood Health Center (CNHC), Inc. position in February 2015. The mission of the organization is to provide access to services that improve the health status of families including people experiencing financial, social or cultural barriers to healthcare.

Charleta is a local, state and nationally recognized, health, human services, cultural competence and health equity advocate and policymaker. Tavares previously served as the Executive Director of the Multi-ethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC), a statewide non-profit membership organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of care in Ohio’s health care system and to incorporate culturally competent models of practice into the systems and organizations that provide services to Ohio’s diverse populations.

During her tenure, the organization conducted the first ever statewide cultural competence mental health needs assessment for thirteen racial, ethnic and cultural communities (2006, 2008 and 2010); and she initiated and worked with eleven departments and agencies in Ohio to adopt the first in the country statewide cultural competence definition. In addition, she created the Somali Rapid Response System Service Coordination Team to help agencies with interpretation and cultural understanding and assist Somali individuals/families learn to navigate the various local systems of care and service. The organization developed a bi-lingual guide on “How to Navigate Social Services in Ohio” for both the Somali and Latino communities.

Tavares previously served as a member of the boards of: Community Research Partners (former chair and founding member); Access Health Columbus; Columbus Compact; the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (President); and National League of Cities’ (NLC) Advisory Council (past chair). She also served as a member of the Board of the NLC, chair of the NLC Human Development Committee and as a
Commissioner of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. She served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1993-98) and Columbus City Council (1999-2010). She presently serves as a member of the Ohio Senate (2011-present) where she serves as the Assistant Minority Leader.

Tavares is providing leadership in several collaborative efforts throughout the state and region to address health and other human service disparities among racial, ethnic and cultural communities. The collaborations include the Ohio Statewide Health Disparities Collaborative, Region V Health Equity Council, SAMHSA Community and Faith Initiative, Franklin County Community Conversations on Mental Health to name a few. In addition, she served as founding member and chair Emerita of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. She currently chairs the National WAND Education Fund board.
Daniel Wendorff, MD
Mt. Carmel Health System
Dr. Wendorff has served Mount Carmel Health Partners as Medical Director since September 2009 and as President since October 2013. He was instrumental in the development of the organization’s clinical integration strategy and quality programs, and actively participates in many of our clinical committees. Dr. Wendorff is Board-Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and practiced as a primary care physician in Grove City.
I am amazed at the flexibility and innovation of the HCGC team.
The impacts of COVID were unpredictable but at each twist and turn
HCGC was there with us in creating a new game plan. And it wasn’t just
the leadership, it was also representatives throughout the company;
CCAs and CHWs, all were ready to serve.  We learned a lot in our pilot
year. I’m excited about expanding our partnership in the upcoming year
to further broaden our reach.  The RISE Center/CMHA  and HCGC collaboration is set to revolutionize how service coordination is provided.”
—Sonja Nelson, Vice President for Resident Initiatives, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
HCGC is Impacting Health in Central Ohio.
Carrie Baker
President & CEO
Mary Mutegi
Project Manager
Grant Botley
Data Systems Manager
Heidi Christman
Chief Operating Officer
Heather McKinley
Performance Manager
Caroline Carter
Chief Transformation Officer
Kyle Boyle
Finance Manager
Eliana Lagos
Executive Administrative Assistant
McKenzie Carter
Communications Manager
Tanikka Price
Education Director
Brittany Daniels
Operations Manager
Jenelle Hoseus
Chief of Policy & Partnerships,
HCGC, CEO, Central Ohio Pathways HUB
staff members
new Central Ohio Pathways
HUB CHW Onboarding Sessions
graduates from Central Ohio Pathways
HUB CHW Certification Program
Community Health Worker
Education Meetings
CHW Certification
Class Sessions
partner entities
Columbus Medical Association
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Health Resources & Services Administration
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Partners In Health
Network of Regional Healthcare Improvement
Pathways Community HUB Institute
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio State University College of Public Health
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy
Evaluation Studies
Ohio Network of Certified Pathways HUBs
Ohio Alliance of School Based Health Centers
Central Ohio Hospital Council
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Mount Carmel
Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
City of Columbus City Attorney Zack Klein's Office
Franklin County Public Health
Columbus Public Health
Central Ohio Primary Care
Future Ready Columbus
St. Vincent Family Center
Strategic Research Group

Buckeye Health Plan
United HealthCare
Molina HealthCare

Destined Pathways
Physicians CareConnection
Columbus Urban League
The Breathing Association
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services
Heart of Ohio Family Health
PrimaryOne Health
African American Alzheimer’s & Wellness Association
Urban Strategies, Inc.
Union County Ohio Public Health
Franklin Country Public Health
Ross County Health District
The impact of working in the HUB:
CHW Tiara Shields finds that sharing her personal experience with COVID 19 vaccination helps to encourage her clients to be more open to the vaccine.
Well, for me, I find that sharing my experience, that I was kind of like the majority of my clients where I was like
‘no I don’t want to do it’, but I have changed. And just sharing my experience with getting the vaccine, and letting them know I understand it seems to help them let their guard down a little bit.”
“They become like family. They do.
  You get to know everything about them,
  and you help them do different things,
  and they’re just so grateful.”
Tiara says her favorite part about being a CHW is her clients.
CHW Kawther Musa was asked about ways
in which she has worked to combat the
spread of misinformation in her community.
Somali language has helped me to build and get that trust between me and the patient and they were able to say, ‘Yes.’ And also, I do work with the Somali community. My community activists, they know me, they see me, a lot of community events they see me, like at mosque, they see me in a lot of locations so they trust me because they know me. They know I’m not going to create something that will harm the community. So I feel like that’s something else that helped me to call them and you know educate them about the vaccine.”
The impact of being a care coordination agency in the HUB:
It is just simply rewarding to see how many lives have been not
just touched but CHANGED,
this is what we, at Wellness First call success!”
—Kimberly S. Wilson-Lawson, CEO,
   African American Alzheimer’s & Wellness Association  
Being a spoke on the wheel of our HUB, meant that we were prepared to respond to many of those needs as we had before…. but with even stronger support. Many non-profit agencies saw their doors close during this time, temporarily or permanently. Others saw service limitations due to lost opportunities to raise needed funds. As a care coordination agency, the HUB served as the cape to the many superheroes who were able to continue to serve and, in some cases,
increase services to people who
remained vulnerable in
our community.”
—Isi Ikharebha-Green, President,
   Physicians CareConection
Our Community Health Outreach
Workers, patients and community residents have benefitted tremendously by our serving as a Care Coordination Agency. The Pathways Community HUB model allows us to seamlessly connect our patients to services to address the social determinants of health, increase partner collaborations and ‘provide a no wrong door’ entrance to care.”  
—Charleta Tavares, CEO, PrimaryOne Health
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