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Vondie Woodbury, MBA
Board Chair
Vondie Woodbury, MBA

Vondie Woodbury has over 40 years of practitioner experience in community organizing, public policy and health improvement strategies. Her professional work has targeted the intersection of Population Health Management and traditional hospital community benefit within Trinity Health, where she previously served as Vice President of Community Benefit. While at Trinity, Vondie oversaw the system-wide implementation of Affordable Care Act requirements for Community Benefit and led a team responsible for the oversight of internal grant making and reporting on system goals and strategies.  Beginning in 2016, she has served as a consultant to both the state CHIR team and later the Muskegon CHIR site.

Sarah Redding
Officer
Sarah Redding

Sarah is the Founder of the Pathways Community HUB Institute, a nonprofit organization established in 2015. PCHI supports the PCHI℠ Model through national certification and technical assistance to communities to assure Model fidelity. Sarah, and her late husband Mark Redding, MD, co-founded the Pathways Community HUB Institute℠ Model.

For the past three decades, Sarah has been involved with developing new strategies to provide sustainable community-based care coordination, train community health workers, and build outcome-based funding strategies. Her focus has always been on improving health equity.

Sarah received her medical degree from the Wright State University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She completed her residency in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Jan Ruma
Officer
Jan Ruma

Jan Ruma is the President & CEO of the Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI), a national nonprofit organization founded to advance health equity by partnering with communities to implement the PCHI Model of community health worker driven care coordination.

She has more than 35 years’ experience in institutional advancement in healthcare and higher education. Prior to joining PCHI in 2021, she was the Vice President of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio for 24 years, where she focused on facilitating and resourcing outcome-oriented community partnerships to address health inequities, including directing the first nationally certified Pathways Community HUB in Ohio.

Jan holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, a master’s degree in training and development, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, both from Bowling Green State University.

She has been recognized for her leadership with several awards: YWCA Milestones Award, a University of Toledo Champion for Human Rights & Social Justice Award, the Area Office on Aging President’s Award, the ProMedica Health Advocate of the Year Award, the St. Vincent Mercy Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Award, and the Toledo 20 UNDER 40 Leadership Award.

Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP
Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP

Kevin has led research and fieldwork to advance hospital community benefit practices and increase
health workforce diversity for nearly three decades, working with hospitals, government agencies and community stakeholders across the country. He serves as the Executive Director of CACHE, a national center supporting evidence-informed intersectoral collaboration between healthcare, related sectors, and diverse community stakeholders. Recent work includes partnerships with the National League of Cities (NLC) to support equity focused strategies in cities across the country. Current work includes a partnership with Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) at the Hospital Association of Southern California that includes a collaborative strategy to invest in affordable housing through the LA Partnership, and a contract with the city of Roanoke, Virginia to facilitate the establishment of two Resident Advisory Councils to guide intersectoral investments in community revitalization. Recent work in the workforce diversity arena includes serving as co-director of the management team for the California Future Health Workforce Commission and co-author of the 2018 report “Meeting the Demand For Health.” Kevin serves on the Board of Directors for the Trinity Health System and the Pathways Community HUB Institute, the Metrics Advisory Council for the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, the Advisory Board of Health Career Connection, and the Expert Working Group for the UMN Rural Health Research Center.

Karen J. Minyard, PhD
Karen J. Minyard, PhD

Karen Minyard, Ph.D., CEO, has led the Georgia Health Policy Center since 2001 and is a research professor with the Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her research interests include financing and evaluation of health-related social policy programs, with an emphasis on funding mechanisms that enable multisector collaboratives to sustainably finance health and well-being in local communities.

In addition to overseeing the Georgia Health Policy Center’s overall strategic vision, Minyard plays a leadership role in projects that consolidate the center’s key learnings from research and practice in the areas of systems thinking, sustainability, and community health systems development.

Ji Im, MPH
Ji Im, MPH

Ji Im is a system senior director for community and population health at CommonSpirit Health in the San Francisco office. Since 2015, Ji has been responsible for catalyzing, scaling, and sustaining community-centered care models. In this role, Ji’s responsibilities include partnering with national, state, and local external and internal stakeholders to integrate and align community health priorities, foster cross-sector collaborations, and develop strategic community partnerships addressing the social determinants of health. Ji oversees CommonSpirit’s data and analytics platform for social needs/nonclinical data and the Social Innovation Partnership Grant Program to fuel innovation in historically underserved communities. Ji is also the co-chair of the Community Care Hub workgroup for Partnership to Align Social Care, a national action and learning network to co-design a health and social care ecosystem.

Before joining CommonSpirit Health, Ji was director of the community benefit for Northwell Health in New York. Ji brings program development, strategy and implementation, process improvement, and technology integration experiences from Yale-New Haven Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and George Washington Medical Center and IT business consulting experience in the high-tech sector from Accenture. 

Ji graduated from Yale School of Public Health, the College of William and Mary, and was a Next Generation Leadership Fellow at the American Hospital Association. 

Tressa Liba, MSW, MPA, CCHW
Tressa Liba, MSW, MPA, CCHW

Tressa Liba, MSW, MPA, CCHW serves as Executive Director for Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA). Ms. Liba is a seasoned community health worker (CHW) with over 18 years in the community health profession having trained and supervised teams in the Pathways Community Hub Model and maintains her CHW certification through MICHWA.
As Executive Director, Ms. Liba is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, administration, and management of MiCHWA’s programs, services, policies, fiscal resources and supervises its staff. She also provides leadership, vision, and direction for MiCHWA and works with the Board to develop and oversee implementation of organizational strategy.
As a community health worker with Trinity Health, Ms. Liba successfully established, implemented and delivered high-quality home visiting program for high-risk pregnant women.  She led, supported and provided ongoing training and mentoring for a team of home visiting CHWs serving high risk populations in the areas of chronic disease, geriatrics, infectious disease and youth. Ms. Liba led and supported efforts to end homelessness as chair Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network Case Managers Committee. Ms. Liba began her career leading local efforts to address Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.
“I am here to serve CHWs. I know from personal experience how hard our professionals work every day, giving 110% to the communities that they serve. I am here to advocate for systems that promote the growth and sustainability of CHW programs and services with a special focus on equitable access to training, certification, and renumeration for CHWs.”

Rick Wilk, MPH, MBA
Rick Wilk, MPH, MBA

Rick Wilk, MPH, MBA, is director of community engagement and development for the Pathways Community HUB Institute. He has more than 30 years of experience in assisting communities in identify resources to enhance and/or redesign their health care delivery systems through multi-sector partnerships. Specializing in comprehensive, community care coordination, delivery system development, and public health interventions to ensure quality services to underserved populations, Rick has advised communities, provider groups, government entities and associations in ways to enhance their health care and human service offerings. Previously serving as the regional administrator of the HRSA Chicago Regional Office, Rick provided leadership in operations enhancement, national campaign development, program planning and oversight, support for FQHCs, non-profit organizations, hospitals, and governments to leverage resources to expand service offerings and access to services. Additional experience includes large meeting pacing event design and facilitation, and job coaching.

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