Board of Directors

2019-20 School-Based Health Alliance Board

Executive Committee


Cassandra Joubert, ScD
Vallejo, CA

Cassandra Joubert recently retired as Director of the Central California Children’s Institute and tenured professor in the Department of Public Health at California State University, Fresno.

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Prior to joining academia in 2008, she enjoyed careers in philanthropy and state government as Vice President for Programs at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Senior Program Officer at the Ruth Mott Foundation, and Acting Director of Minority Health for the Michigan Department of Community Health. In each of these roles, she worked as a tireless advocate for improved health outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

Dr. Joubert joined the School Based Health Alliance to represent the interests of parents of children with special needs.  She had witnessed in her own personal experience the disparities in health opportunity for children in well-resourced school districts as compared to districts with fewer resources, and sees school-based health services as a critical strategy for leveling the academic playing field.  In addition to the Alliance, she currently serves on the boards of the California Health Collaborative and Black Women Organized for Political Action.  She is a former member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health, and is a racial justice consultant for VISIONS, Inc., a Boston-based company.

She received the Doctor of Science degree in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Bloomberg School), and a graduate certificate in infant-parent mental health conferred by the University of Massachusetts at Boston.


Jesse White-FreséJesse White-Fresé, MA
East Haddam, CT

Jesse White-Fresé is the Former Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers, a statewide advocacy organization.

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Jesse White-Frese’ has spent the majority of her career in the field of children’s health.  Prior to her position as Executive Director, Jesse was a consultant on a variety of health care projects, including a children’s oral health collaborative project, a federally funded Healthy Communities’ Access Project, and a school-based emergency preparedness project. Jesse was the Director of School-Based Health Services for 10 years for the Community Health Center, Inc., and served as President of the Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers from 1998 – 2000. She was active in Connecticut’s Medical Assistance Oversight Council for many years, serving on the Patient-Centered Medical Home subcommittee and the State Innovation Model’s Practice Transformation Task Force.   Jesse served on the School Based Health Alliance State Affiliate Leader’s Group, was co-chair of the Connecticut Coalition for Oral Health, and was chair of the statewide School Based Health Center Advisory Council – a legislatively mandated committee. Jesse participated in the development of the Oral Health Plan for Connecticut: 2007-2012, and the Oral Health Education K-12 curriculum for Connecticut schools. Jesse holds a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She resides in East Haddam, Connecticut.


Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter, MFT
Oakland, CA

Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter is a community healer and Program Director of behavioral health programs at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s School Health Centers in East and West Oakland.

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She is a graduate of the Counseling Psychology/Drama Therapy program at the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS). Saun-Toy was a facilitator and collaborator with Alameda County’s Center for Healthy Schools and Community Mental Health Consultation Training Institute. She brings over twenty years of experience providing services to adolescents and families, including working in residential treatment, providing groups in in-patient psychiatric units and directing youth development programs, and over ten  years of practice at school health clinics. Through her participation with the Delinquency Prevention Network, she was a member of the Trauma Informed Care workgroup as part of Alameda County’s Juvenile Justice’s Positive Youth Justice Initiative focused on crossover youth. This year Ms. Trotter is a trainer for Trauma Transformed a 7-county wide trauma-informed systems initiative. In addition to her work with Children’s Hospital, Ms. Trotter is an active member of the East Bay Meditation Center. Ms. Trotter offers deep respect for the community and commitment to providing services that are culturally responsive and prioritize healing that address both individual and collective trauma and history.


Lelin Chao, MD
Laurel, MD

Lelin Chao, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician and healthcare innovator. As a Regional Medical Director with Aledade, Inc., Dr. Chao helps support independent primary care physicians succeed in value-based care through physician lead accountable care organizations.

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Prior to joining Aledade, Dr. Chao was a Medical Director for Amerigroup, Inc., an Anthem company, where she provided clinical oversight for quality improvement, case management, provider solutions, patient engagement and clinical innovation programs for Medicaid populations.  A veteran of safety net systems, Dr. Chao served in senior clinical leadership roles for community health centers beginning in Wilmington, NC after graduating from the Duke University Family Medicine Residency program.   As a long time advocate of children and adolescent wellness, Dr. Chao provided clinical leadership for one of the first free standing adolescent wellness centers in North Carolina known as “W.H.A.T.” (Wilmington Health Access for Teens).  She later served as the Chief Medical Officer for a community health center in Baltimore where she helped pioneer medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence in an integrated behavioral health and addiction treatment model in primary care.   Dr. Chao special interest in serving homeless populations led her to co-found the first fully integrated behavioral health home practice at the Helping Up Mission, a 500 bed faith-based recovery shelter in Maryland.  She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and undergraduate degree in medical anthropology from Barnard College, New York.   As a front-line primary care physician, Dr. Chao continues to serve complex patient populations in Baltimore with special interest in healthcare delivery for complex populations, technology innovations, auricular acupuncture for addiction and trauma, patient safety, performance improvement and integrated behavioral health in primary care.

Board of Directors

Anna Gabriella Casalme
Chino Hills, CA

Anna Gabriella Casalme is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Novelly, an educational technology non-profit that inspires civic action among youth through stories.

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Anna Gabriella Casalme is the proud daughter of Filipino immigrants and is dedicated to designing genuinely youth-driven learning experiences. As a Rotary Maternal and Child Health Scholar and a Scottish Saltire Scholar, Anna completed an MSc in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh, where she conducted research on the relationship between the Mexico City Policy of the US and adolescent reproductive health in Kenya. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Human Biology and honors in education from Stanford University. Anna is grateful to have been involved in the school-based health care field in many capacities, including as a member of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council, as a school health professional at AltaMed Health Services, as a youth consultant with the California School-Based Health Alliance, and currently, as the youngest ever member of the Alliance’s Board of Directors.

Tammy GreenwellTammy Greenwell, MPH
Saluda, NC

Tammy Greenwell is an accomplished senior management professional with over 18 years of relevant operational, performance, and compliance experience in both non-profit and for-profit organizational settings.

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As the Chief Operations Officer for Blue Ridge Health, (a non-profit federally-qualified health center), Greenwell provides operational management of 28 practice sites, with services in primary medical care, women’s health services, obstetrics, pediatrics, pediatric neurology, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and nutrition services that prioritize community-focused healthcare in western North Carolina to Henderson, Rutherford, Polk, Buncombe, Transylvania, Jackson, Swain and Haywood counties.

Additionally, Greenwell oversees the school health services program which includes 17 SBHC sites and telehealth services.  She also serves on the North Carolina School Based Health Alliance Board of Directors and provides consulting services for SBHC start up programs.

She earned a Master of Public Health, Administration and Bachelor of Science, Nursing both from East Tennessee State University. She is credentialed as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and a Certified Practice Management Executive.

Allison Kilcoyne, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Beverly, MA

Allison Kilcoyne has spent most of her 20 year career as a nurse practitioner working in and advocating for School Based Health.

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Allison believes that when youth have access to all the services they need to be successful, they will thrive; school based health centers are the perfect way to care for youth. Currently, she is the Director of School Based Health for North Shore Community Health, a federally qualified health center north of Boston and oversees school based programs for in 7 area schools.  She spends her clinical time as a provider in the Peabody High School Student Health Center, a program she helped implement, which opened its doors in April 2015.  She currently serves as the President of the Massachusetts School Based Health Alliance.

Allison was the recipient of the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) NP State Award for Excellence, representing Massachusetts.  Allison has presented at many national conferences on the school based health model of care and has authored journal articles and book chapters on numerous school health topics.

Allison holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Nursing from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Karyl Patten, DDS, MPH, JM, FACD
Atlanta, GA

Assistant Professor School of Medicine, Dental Director of Whitefoord Inc., Karyl Patten oversees the daily operation of Whitefoord, Inc.’s school-based and FQHC dental clinics.

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Dr. Karyl Patten was one of the first dentists to establish comprehensive oral health in School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) in the state of Georgia. She has provided quality dental care to thousands of vulnerable patients facing consequences of health disparities in the state. She has worked as a clinician in the field of general dentistry for more than 25 years advising partners in dental operations and financial sustainability.

Dr. Patten currently holds faculty positions at Emory University School of Medicine and The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University and Advisory Board for West Georgia Technical College.

As an early supporter of school-based health care, Dr. Patten continues to train dental and medical students developing Georgias workforce to improve oral health outcomes.

Dr. Patten is a past president of The American Association of Women Dentists (2017) and currently serves on the Smiles for Success Foundation Board bringing smiles back to women who are impoverished.

Anna Strong, MPH, MPS
Little Rock, AR

Anna Strong is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she leads advocacy, policy, and member-focused initiatives that support the practice of pediatrics and improved child well-being.

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Prior to joining ARAAP, she served as Executive Director of Child Advocacy and Public Health at Arkansas Children’s health system, where she oversaw and expanded statewide hospital community benefit initiatives including public health initiatives, home visiting programs, school-based health and mobile dental clinics, and cross-sector collaborations to improve health outcomes. She also served as Director of Health Care Policy at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families where she worked to improve access to health care for children and families, including Arkansas’s successful effort to expand health care coverage for low-income adults following the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Anna proudly serves as president of the board of directors of Harmony Health Clinic, a charitable clinic in Central Arkansas, and a member of the board of directors of the School-Based Health Alliance, a national nonprofit that advocates for health care services in schools. To support her community, she is the secretary of the Parent Teacher Association at Rockefeller Early Childhood Center and a member of the Clinton School of Public Service Alumni Advisory Board. Anna is a graduate of the dual Public Service and Public Health master’s degree programs at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health, and she received her B.A. in Mathematics from Hendrix College. She lives in Little Rock with her husband Aaron and their son Isaac.

Martin TaylorMartin Taylor
Portland, OR

Martin Taylor is a consultant who specializes in public policy and coalition building. His firm is called Taylor Insights LLC.

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Taylor has been the CEO of Oregon Nurses Association/Oregon Nurse Foundation (Oregon’s largest Nurses Union). He was also the Executive Director of External Relations and Marketing at CareOregon (Oregon’s largest Medicaid Health Plan).

As the CEO of ONA he oversaw two years of dramatic membership growth and a series of campaign and legislative successes for nurses. He also represented Oregon’s nurses as a member of a “Public Option/Universal Health Care” legislative task force. Early in his career he worked with the Oregon’s Governor’s office and State Legislature. Over the last 30 years he has had a significant advocacy and policy development role in Oregon. His work shaped Oregon’s health care reform policies in the 2000’s including Medicaid Reform, the insurance exchange and budgets. In 2010’s at CareOregon he helped create and implement the new health care policies including the development of a Member Advisory Council, giving voice to the 175,000 CareOregon individuals and families receiving services associated with CareOregon. At CareOregon he oversaw the distribution of over a million dollars annually of Community Benefit funds. CareOregon’s Marketing and Communications Department reported to Taylor. Taylor also serves on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profits including: Chair of 211info and the Latino Health Coalition of Oregon. In the 1990s Taylor served as legislative and campaign staff.

Stormee Williams, MD, FAAP
Dallas, TX

Stormee Williams, MD, FAAP, is a healthcare executive and leader within the area of school-based telemedicine.

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Dr. Stormee Williams is the Vice President and Medical Director of Network Development and Innovation at Children’s Health System in Dallas, Texas. She began her career as a board-certified pediatrician in federally qualified and community health clinics serving underserved populations, first at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, then with Parkland Hospital and Health System. During her career at Children’s Health, she has transformed the way children in Texas receive medical care through technology. She helped develop the fastest growing school-based telemedicine program in the country, expanding to close to 200 schools within north Texas. In her current role, she provides clinical oversight to the many virtual health programs within the health system and serves as the clinical leader within the Children’s Health Care Network, helping to foster alignment between the system and community providers. Dr. Williams also oversees the health equity department for the system and strives to diminish the many barriers, biases and disparities evident within health care. Described as a servant leader, Dr. Williams enjoys serving the community within the hospital and outside and hopes to continue her work to expand healthcare access to those who need it most.


Robert Boyd, MCRP, MDiv
Stevensville, MD

Robert is the President and CEO of the School-Based Health Alliance, where he directs all planning, policy, administration and resource development for the Alliance. His top goals for the Alliance are to expand its base of political and financial support, amplify its voice in the movement to create healthy, safe and secure schools and increase the number of all forms of SBHCs.

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For the last four years, Robert has served as the founding executive director of the Secure Schools Alliance, where he positioned that organization as a leading voice in the school safety space and was a sought-after op-ed writer, presenter and moderator. He spent the prior twenty years working as an executive for youth programs and to improve public schools through, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Community Education Building in Wilmington, DE. Throughout his career, he has served on the boards of over twenty nonprofits and has over twenty years of business experience, including twelve years as a director of a $4.5 billion federal savings bank.

Though born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Robert relates more to the 21 years he lived and raised his children in Texas, where he served as Associate Pastor at University Park UMC and chaired the Public Safety Committee of the City of University Park. Robert’s other government experience includes service as Chief of Staff to Congressman Harold Ford Sr., a stint in NYC Mayor Ed Koch’s Office of Economic Development, and as a paid staffer on numerous local, state and federal campaigns. A co-author of the 2018 STOP School Violence Act, Robert also helped recruit 23 nonprofits to support the bill. He helped organize the Congressional School Safety Caucus and has passed state and local legislation in four states.

A lifelong learner, Robert’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, in American Political Culture, a Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, with a focus on Political Analysis and Economic Development and a Master of Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He holds Certificates in Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) from Parkland Memorial Hospital, Charter School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Active Threat / Tactical Medical Response from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Robert lives on the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, MD and has two grown children: his son Jeffrey, a graduate of Brown and Harvard Ed school, is an educator in North Carolina and a doctoral candidate at UNC. Jeffrey is married to Dr. Amanda Boyd and father of one-year-old daughter Noa. His daughter, Lindsey, is a graduate of Wesleyan University and manages public arts programs in Philadelphia. In his free time, Robert enjoys golf, tennis, hunting, fishing and being by the water.