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2020 Grassroots Advocacy Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Award Recipients!

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NACHC Policy & Issues Forum, the 2020 Grassroots Advocacy Award Recipients were never adequately recognized for their achievements. We are incredibly grateful to honor these awardees. Please take a moment to learn more about these advocates and their work.

 

 

The 2020 NACHC Grassroots Hall of Fame Inductees

Grassroots Hall of Fame inductees have all made lasting contributions to ensuring the creation, survival, and strength of Community Health Centers and the health center movement through their dedicated and tireless advocacy efforts over many years

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Yvonne G. Davis

Vice-Chair of the Board, Health Care Partners of South Carolina,

Consumer Board Member Representative, NACHC Board of Directors

 

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Jean Sisneros

Chair of the Board, STRIDE Community Health Center, Colorado

 

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Virginia “Ginger” Fuata

Board of Directors, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Hawaii

Board Member Representative, Region IX, NACHC Board of Directors

 

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Brent Wilborn

Director of Public Policy, Oklahoma Primary Care Association

 

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Larry McCulley

President and Chief Executive Officer, SIHF Healthcare, Illinois

 

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The 2020 NACHC Elizabeth K. Cooke Advocacy MVP Awardees

The NACHC Grassroots MVP Award is named in honor of the late Elizabeth K. (Betsey) Cooke, whose constant effort and unflagging persistence as an advocate for Community Health Centers and health center patients set an example for all Health Center Advocates to follow. All honorees have gone above and beyond in their efforts to ensure that their Members of Congress actively supported health centers or to establish and expand grassroots advocacy efforts at their health center or in their state.

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Kimberly Chang, MD

Physician, Asian Health Services, California,

Vice-Speaker of the House, NACHC Board of Directors

 

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C. Dean Germano

Chief Executive Officer, Shasta Community Health Center, California

 

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Teresa Rios-Bishop

Director of Membership and Development, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers

 

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Felix M. Valbuena, Jr., MD

Chief Executive Officer, Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, Inc., Michigan,

Clinician Representative, Region V, NACHC Board of Directions,

 

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Gail Diggs

Director of Outreach and Community Services,

Rural Health Services, South Carolina

 

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Felicita Monteblanco

Formerly the Policy and Advocacy Officer, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Oregon

 

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Laura Ringer

Formerly the Outreach and Event Coordinator,

Oconee County Healthcare, Georgia

 

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Cyrus Winnett

Interim Chief Executive Officer,

Illinois Primary Health Care Association

 

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Timothy Fraser

Vice President of Government Affairs, Health Center Partners of Southern California

 

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Serena Muniz

Public Affairs Manager and Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, Union Community Health Center, New York

 

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Libby Thurman

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Primary Care Association,

 

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Leslie Wolcott

Communications Coordinator,

North Carolina Community Health Center Association

 

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