Author: Courtney Green


Representative Danny K. Davis: Champion for Community Health Centers

From his role helping to found NACHC to his current position in Congress, Rep. Danny K. Davis has committed his career to creating a nation where all people have access to affordable health care.


NACHC 2020 CHI@HOME Receives Federal Updates from Top Health Officials

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a tremendous impact on everyone, including Community Health Centers. Health centers need funding to continue to meet the needs of the communities they serve but there are a host of challenges on the horizon – funding, workforce shortages, and attacks on 340B. “Health centers are on the front lines, delivering …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Molly McMahon

Nominee: Molly McMahon, LCSW  Organization: Greater Portland Health “Molly McMahon is a gifted clinician and a respected leader who is beloved and trusted by our most vulnerable patients,” writes Renee Fay-LeBlanc, Chief Medical Officer at Greater Portland Health. Whether she is meeting with a new Mainer who is processing severe trauma and torture, a person experiencing …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Charles Shorter

Nominee: Charles Shorter Organization: Ryan Health  Charles Shorter is Executive Director of Ryan Health | Adair and Frederick Douglass, two health center sites of Ryan Health,  located in Harlem, NY. Charles has over 25 years of experience dedicated to health and social services, including sixteen years as a staff member of Ryan Health, nine of …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Ashley Popejoy

Nominee: Ashely Popejoy, DDS, MS Organization: Jordan Valley Community Health Center   Ashely Popejoy was nominated by Elizabeth Fogle, Director of Program Advancement at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO. Dr. Popejoy is a pediatric dentist whose innovation, coupled with her heart for service, has created solutions-based programs to help expand access to care. Under her leadership, …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Martha Madero

Nominee: Martha Madero Organization: Family Medicine Health Center (Operated by Family Medicine Residency of Idaho) Martha Madero has worked in Community Health Centers for over a decade. Beginning her career first as a medical assistant and now as community health worker working mostly with Latino seasonal farmworkers. “Martha is incredibly effective at her job as …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Courtney Allen Cowardin

Nominee: Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM Organization: OneWorld Community Health Centers Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM, is the Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health at OneWorld in Omaha, NE.  Courtney has been an employee at OneWorld for 14 years and as one of the health center’s first midwives, she paved the way for additional midwives–at OneWorld and in …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Guy Simmons

Nominee: Guy Simmons Organization: Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center  “As Chair of the Board of Directors, Guy Simmons exudes the mission of community health centers,” writes Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center Chief Executive Officer Kim Schwartz. Simmons has over 20 years of experience as a health center board member and offers his extensive expertise generously. He uses …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Paula Smith

Nominee: Paula Smith  Organization: Lamprey Health Care Director of the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center, Paula Smith was the first staff director when the Southern New Hampshire AHEC began 20 years ago. Southern New Hampshire AHEC improves community health by promoting and coordinating community and academic multidisciplinary partnerships with a focus on rural communities …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Martha Ayano

Nominee: Martha Ayano, NP Organization: Brockton Neighborhood Health Center Martha Ayano was nominated by Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) Assistant Medical Director Dr. Joe Panerio-Langer and many of her colleagues at BNHC. Her nomination centers around her tireless work with the homeless population. Ayano, lovingly dubbed with the nickname “Martha Theresa,” is the sole provider at BNHC’s …