Board of Directors

2019-20 School-Based Health Alliance Board

Executive Committee

Chair

Cassandra Joubert
Fresno, CA

Cassandra Joubert is the Director of the Central California Children’s Institute (CCCI) at California State University, Fresno, and holds an appointment as tenured professor in the Department of Public Health.

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In her role as CCCI Director, she provides leadership for a community-oriented, applied interdisciplinary research and training programs devoted to improving the health and well-being of children in the San Joaquin Valley. Prior to coming to Fresno State in 2008, Dr. Joubert spent ten years in the philanthropic sector, serving as Vice President, Community Investment at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Senior Program Officer at the Ruth Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. She also served as Acting Director of the Michigan Office of Minority Health, and oversaw maternal and child health programs for the Michigan Public Health Institute. Dr. Joubert is the author of the award-winning book “Losing Control: Loving a Black Child with Bipolar Disorder” published by Advantage Media in 2008.

She is an advocate for promoting positive socio-emotional health in children from birth through the school years. She received the Doctor of Science degree in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and a graduate certificate in infant-parent mental health conferred by the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is a member of the Board of Exceptional Parents Unlimited, a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health, and is President of the Fresno/San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Black Women Organized for Political Action. Dr. Joubert is married to Michael Allen, a marriage and family therapist who works with youth in the juvenile justice system. She has two adult children: Joshua lives in San Francisco and her daughter Maya resides with the family in Fresno.


Chair-Elect

Jesse White-FreséJesse White-Fresé, MA
North Haven, CT

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

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Prior to her position, 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 has been active in Connecticut’s Medicaid Managed Care Council and currently serves on the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council, a legislatively-appointed position. Jesse served on the Technical Assistance and Training panel of the School-Based Health Alliance for six years, serving on the Council of State and Regional Chapters. Jesse has been co-chair of the CT Coalition for Oral Health, and is currently chair of the statewide School Based Health Center Advisory Council. 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.

Secretary

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.

Treasurer

Lelin ChaoLelin Chao, MD
Laurel, MD

Lelin Chao is a healthcare executive and family physician with 17 years of experience managing professional staff and developing systems in multidisciplinary health centers.

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Dr. Chao is also a front line primary care provider with strong interest in quality management methodologies and leading data driven, lean, patient focused clinical teams. She currently serves as Senior Clinical Officer for Provider, Member and Vendor Operations at Amerigroup Maryland, Inc. where she oversees case management quality and NCQA accreditation for complex chronic care, chronic disease management and improving provider satisfaction with case management services. For 12 years, Dr. Chao served as chief medical officer for People’s Community Health Centers, an FQHC in Baltimore. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Chao received her M.D. from New York Medical College, Valhalla, and BA from Barnard College, New York, NY.

Board of Directors

Anna Gabriella Casalme
Chino Hills, CA

Anna Gabriella Casalme is a recent graduate of Stanford University, aspiring physician, and former member of the Youth Advisory Council of the School-Based Health Alliance. She is currently a master’s student at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, where she is a Rotary Maternal and Child Health Scholar and a Saltire Scholar.

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Anna researches child and adolescent health and her dissertation is on the relationship between the global gag rule and adolescent girls and young women in Kenya. Prior to her graduate studies, she received her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with interdisciplinary honors in Education from Stanford University, where she first became interested in how design thinking and digital technology can transform public health and health care. She is the co-founder and executive director of Novelly, which uniquely combines young adult fiction and digital technology to change the way we talk about gender and sexuality with young people. 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 Chief Operations Officer for Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Inc. (a non-profit federally-qualified health center), Greenwell provides operational management of 10 practice sites involving oversight of 137 total FTEs; 50 providers, 82 non providers including 5 direct reports. Specialties include primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and behavioral health, pharmacy, dentistry, school health services (4 SBHC sites), and nutrition services. Combined gross revenue for Blue Ridge CHS totals $17M annually. She earned a Master of Public Health, Administration and Bachelor of Science, Nursing both from East Tennessee State University. She holds a credential as Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Allison KilcoyneAllison Kilcoyne, NP
Beverly, MA

Allison Kilcoyne, a Family Nurse Practitioner, spent most of her 15 year career working in and advocating for School Based Health.

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Most recently she implemented an SBHC in Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in Peabody, Massachusetts. She was a primary care provider that led an interdisciplinary medical and behavioral health care team at a high school SBHC in nearby Lynn, Massachusetts. Allison has presented at the Alliance’s national conference on psychopharmacology in SBHC, mental health programmatic evaluations and engaging undocumented minors into the health care system. In her clinical practice she was able to engage youth into the health care system and see first-hand the impact of SBHCs on youth development. Previously she had served as the school nurse leader for the City of Peabody. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Northeastern University, she is a long time preceptor of nurse practitioner students; guest lectures in nearby graduate schools of nursing, has participated in funded SBHC research projects and has co-authored articles and book chapters on adolescence and school health.

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

As 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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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 and first to provide full-scope dental care in the state. Karyl is an inspirational leader who motivates action to eradicate oral disease and the most common childhood disease, oral caries. Karyl has trained and mentored hundreds of student’s, residents, and fellows in the dental field. Respected as a credible voice in decision-making, Karyl earns a seat at the table wherever she serves. 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. Previously, as owner of Perimeter Smiles associated and Co-Owner of Perimeter Medical Associates, Karyl developed beneficial partnerships in the public and private areas of business.

Anna Strong
Little Rock, AR

Anna Strong is the executive director of Child Advocacy and Public Health at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR.

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Strong leads the hospital’s efforts to assess and measurably improve children’s health in Arkansas through primary care, telemedicine, and oral health care delivery in community- and school-based settings; population health and public health initiatives; coalition building and statewide systems change.  She supervises four department directors and 65 staff in the Child Advocacy and Public Health division, including initiatives within the health system’s growth strategy, focusing on addressing social determinants of health and building community partnerships. She also oversees two hospitals’ Community Benefit work to integrate community health needs, identified via focus groups, surveys, and data, into strategy, fulfilling IRS regulations for nonprofit hospitals. “I have worked to support school-based health for almost a decade through stakeholder engagement and research, policy advocacy, coalition-building, evaluation and systems change.” Strong sees hospitals as pivotal to the continued growth of SBHC and believes her position in the sector is an asset to the Board.

Martin TaylorMartin Taylor
Portland, OR

Martin Taylor is the Executive Director of the Oregon Nurses Association.

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In his previous role, he worked with the Governor’s office and State Legislature on health care reform policies including Medicaid Reform, the insurance exchange and budgets. He led a team that successfully secured federal funding to launch Oregon’s Health CO-OP. He has lead the creation and development of a Member Advisory Council, giving voice to the 175,000 CareOregon individuals and families receiving services associated with CareOregon. He oversees the distribution CareOregon’s Community Benefit funds (over 1 million dollars annually). CareOregon’s Communications Department reports to Martin. Martin Taylor also serves on the Board of Directors of several not-for-profits including: 211, CCO Oregon and the Community Health Advocates of Oregon (CHAO). Prior to joining CareOregon in 2008, Martin Taylor worked in Oregon politics as legislative and campaign staff from 1991 until 1996. In 1997 he joined the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) where he was part of the executive team. In his 11 years at ONA Martin Taylor directed lobbying, public policy and member advocacy activities.

 


Stormee Williams, MD
Dallas, TX

Stormee Williams is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced in the Dallas area for over 11 years.

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Since completing her residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Williams has served in the Dallas area as a general pediatrician, working primarily with underserved children from birth to age 18 years.  She has worked for a Federally Qualified Health Center in South Dallas and has functioned as the Lead Physician in community health clinics for both Parkland Health and Hospital Systems and Children’s Health System in Dallas.  Dr. Williams currently serves as the Medical Director for the Children’s Health School-based Telehealth program – one of the largest and fastest growing programs of its type.  As a general pediatrician, her role is to care for sick and well children from birth through young adults.  Through telemedicine, she is able to provide this care to children who may have limited access to pediatric providers using technology and peripheral devices.  She works with school districts, school nurses, advanced practice practitioners, students and parents to provide quality healthcare to children right where they spend most of the their day – school.  This unique relationship helps to reduce absenteeism for both students and their parents.  Believing in and supporting the Well School, Well Community, Well Child model, Dr. Williams enjoys working closely with hospital and school administrators to bridge the gap between the healthcare and education sectors and by advocating for the role technology and innovation play in leading to improved access to healthcare.

Dr. Williams has a heart for service and regularly volunteers with her church and community organizations.  She currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with her husband and three daughters where she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

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