Who We Are

The School-Based Health Alliance works to improve the health of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care.

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Our vision is that all children and adolescents are healthy and achieving at their fullest potential.

Founded in 1995, the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) is a nonprofit organization that advances and informs more than 2,500 school-based health care programs, enabling them to provide high-quality care to the nation’s most vulnerable children. SBHA also supports a network of 22 state affiliates, collaborates with partner organizations in the school health field, and serves as a resource to policymakers in the education and health sectors.

Meet Our Team and Supporters

Headshot: Karyl Patten, DDS, MPH, JM, FACD

Karyl Patten, DDS, MPH, JM, FACD

Board Chair

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Nancy Rodriquez

Chair-elect, New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care

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Headshot: Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN

Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN

Executive Committee, Secretary

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Mark Masselli


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Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, DrPH

VP, Global Public Health & Scientific Affairs at Colgate Palmolive

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Amanda Fitzgerald, MA, EdD

Assistant Deputy Executive Director, American School Counselor Association

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Sharon A. Hoover, PhD

Co-Director, National Center for School Mental Health; Director, NCTSN Center for Safe Supportive Schools

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Headshot: Kayla Jackson, MPA

Kayla Jackson, MPA

Project Director, AASA

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Headshot: Kathleen Minke, PhD, NCSP

Kathleen Minke, PhD, NCSP

Executive Director, National Association of School Psychologists

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Headshot: José Muñoz

José Muñoz

National Director, Coalition for Community Schools

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Rebecca K. Oliver, MSW

Executive Director, School Social Work Association of America

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Cecilia Oregón, MPP, MPH

Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

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Headshot: Anna Strong, MPH, MPS

Anna Strong, MPH, MPS

Executive Director, Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Headshot: Dave Taylor, BME, MBA

Dave Taylor, BME, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers

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Headshot: Robert Boyd, MCRP, MDiv

Robert Boyd, MCRP, MDiv

President and CEO, School-Based Health Alliance

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