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Ohio School-Based Health Alliance 
2024 Annual School-Based Health Care Conference Highlights

Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard

Grandview Heights, OH

The Ohio Alliance hosted its first annual conference, “2024 Annual School-Based Health Care Conference: Healthy Kids Learn Better,” on Thursday February 1, 2024.

Nearly 200 school-based health care partners joined the Ohio School-Based Health Alliance for a full-day conference and to kickoff national School-Based Health Care Awareness Month! The day was filled with learning, connections, and wonderful examples of the tremendous impacts school-based health care has on students, families, and communities across Ohio.

Participants started the day with an opening plenary on Advancing School-Based Health Care and Cross-System Partnerships with Dr. Olga Acosta Price, and closed with a panel on Working Together: Building School-Based Health Care and School District Partnerships. Workshop topics throughout the day included three tracks with sessions focused on Equity and social determinants of health; Comprehensive, integrated care; and Innovation, data, and technology-based solutions. All workshop presentations can be accessed below.

Conference presentations

  • Kelly Carey
    Chair Kelly Carey is the Director of Policy & Public Affairs for the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC), which supports Ohio’s Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alike networks. With nearly 20 years’ experience in and around state government, Kelly serves in the government affairs, public policy and external relations on behalf of OACHC. Kelly is a member of the Ohio Women in Government. Kelly is a proud alumna of The Ohio State University.
  • Julie DiRossi-King
    Vice-Chair Julie DiRossi-King is the Chief Executive Officer for the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC), which represents Ohio’s Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes networks. Expanding her role into administrative areas including value-based care and emergency preparedness, she also supports the Association’s policy and advocacy divisions, ensuring access to high quality and affordable health care for all Ohioans through the growth and development of Ohio’s Community Health Centers. Julie is a member of the Legislative Committee for the National Association of Community Health Centers, and she also serves as the Chair of the Advocacy Subcommittee for Oral Health Ohio. Julie is a proud alumna of The Ohio State University.
  • Carrie Baker
    Treasurer Since January of 2017, Carrie has served as President and CEO of Health Impact Ohio (HIO). Under Carrie’s leadership, HIO improves the quality, delivery, and value of healthcare and the overall patient experience by bringing public and private providers, payers, purchasers, and consumers together to learn and share information around innovative best practices, the latest research and policies, and lessons learned for collective patient and provider impact. Carrie has been working in and around health and healthcare policy, quality improvement and management in Columbus and across Ohio for over 20 years. In her various positions, Carrie has focused on advocacy and quality improvement, mainly in health and healthcare. Carrie has worked closely with the Ohio General Assembly and various Ohio Administrations, as well as officials in the federal government, on issues such as payment reform, hospital reimbursement, chronic disease management and child health priorities. Her past work experience includes the Ohio Nurses Association, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and serving as the President of her own consulting group. She currently also serves on the Board of the Ohio Health Information Partnership (CliniSync). Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University.
  • Javar Jackson, Sr., MPH, LSSBB
    Secretary Javar Jackson Sr., LSSBB serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Third Street Family Health Services, a tri-county, rural Federally Qualified Health Center in Ohio where he oversees the Health Center’s daily operations. He has supported the expansion of the Health Center by adding on-site pharmacy services, school-based health centers and mobile health. Prior to his work in the community health center space, Mr. Jackson served as a Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Operations for a standalone, physician owned rehabilitation hospital where he supported the development of the outpatient specialty clinic service line, addition of orthopedics surgical services and continuity of the inpatient service line. He held system and local infection prevention, patient safety and quality improvement roles supporting large complex acute care hospitals in the Metro Detroit and Lansing (MI) areas. He has also supported rehabilitation facilities as a Commission on Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF, International) Administrative surveyor and consultant. Mr. Jackson has a Master of Public Health with emphasis in epidemiology from Michigan State University. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the American College of Health Care Executives, National Association of Health Services Executives, Medical Group Management Association, and the Healthcare Finance Management Association.
  • Heidi Christman
    Heidi Christman is the Chief Operations Officer at Health Impact Ohio, a regional healthcare improvement collaborative, in whose mission she truly believes: “Optimal health outcomes for all people in every community.” As COO of Health Impact Ohio, Heidi manages the operations and communications of the organization. Most recently she has co-led the HIO's CDC funded "Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities," the organization's largest project to date. In partnership with her team, Heidi's main responsibility is coordinating equity and evidence-based trainings for over 250 Community Health Workers around the state over the course of a three year period. She also led HIO's effort to rebrand in early 2022, showcasing the organization's reach to statewide partnerships and impact. Heidi’s background includes work in healthcare policy and legislation at the state and national level. She started as an aide to the Chair of the Healthcare Access and Affordability Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives. From the public sector, Heidi transitioned to the private sector, where she served as the Vice President of Grassroots Strategies at Baker Nonprofit Management, where she had the pleasure of leading grassroots advocacy and communications efforts for the then called "Ohio School Based Healthcare Association." Heidi also serves on the Board of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Child Development Program in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Finally, Heidi enjoys contributing her creative gifts to serve her daughters' school by serving as the co-chair of the Spirit Wear committee of the Barrington Elementary PTO. Heidi has her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in political science with a minor in communication and history. She also received her secondary social studies teaching license from Ashland University.
  • Marilyn Crumpton, MD, MPH
    Marilyn Crumpton, MD, MPH, has served as the Growing Well volunteer medical director since 2015. Growing Well is a school health collaborative that works with community partners to increase health and wellness services as part of the Community Learning Centers for Cincinnati Public Schools and for other districts in the Southwest Ohio region. She served as the founding director for Growing Well from 2006-2015. Dr. Crumpton served as medical director for the Division of School & Adolescent Health at Cincinnati Health Department, including medical consultant for Cincinnati Public Schools from 2008-2019 and as Interim Health Commissioner for the City of Cincinnati from 2016-2018. Dr. Crumpton received her undergraduate degree at Birmingham Southern College, her medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her internship and residency program in pediatrics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Crumpton is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also Past President of the Alabama Public Health Association.
  • Mary Francis, MA, LSW, LICDC
    Mary Francis is an independent consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofits, with an emphasis on school-based health centers and rural partnerships to improve health. Mary formerly served as the Senior Program Officer at Interact for Health, where she managed a portfolio of grantee and community engagement projects to support health in the community. From 2014-2020, Mary managed Interact for Health’s Thriving Communities initiative and from 2002 to 2014, she served as director of the ASAP Center, which supported grassroots community-led prevention. Previously, Mary directed the prevention department of the Addiction Services Council and Glad House. She was also an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Cincinnati Teacher's College for 15 years and also worked with Wright State University’s SARDI program, writing and teaching about curriculum adaptations for people with disabilities. Mary has an Associate of Applied Science in Human Service from Edison State College, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the Union Institute and a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Distance Learning from the University of Phoenix. She is a licensed social worker, a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with clinical supervision endorsement and a certified prevention consultant. Mary also serves on the board of the Children’s Oral Health Network, the Appalachian Funders Network, and the Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services Strategic Prevention Framework Rx advisory committee.
  • Francie Wolgin, MSN
    Francie Wolgin became the Executive Director for Growing Well in 2015. Growing Well received the Florence Nightingale Team Excellence award in 2019. Francie is responsible for the nurturing of new school-based health centers and consults on the sustainability of existing centers. In 2021, she retired after 20 years as Senior Program Officer for Interact for Health focused on grantmaking to plan and implement creative new SBHC sites and supporting initiatives to improve other aspects of community health. Francie acts as a catalyst and convener to support primary care, vision, and dental services for students. In 2012, Francie was recognized as one of LOTH’s 100 Minds Thought Leaders in the Greater Cincinnati region. She graduated from Leadership Ohio in 2001. She was named the 1999 Distinguished Alumni of the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, where she earned her BSN and Master’s degrees. In 1998, Francie received the Belinda Puetz Award from the National Nursing Staff Development Organization. Francie has held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Duke University, and the University of Michigan. Francie currently also serves as VP of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing Alumni Council, the Children’s Oral Health Network Board, and the Interact for Change Health Scholarship Committee.
  • Mona Mansour, MD, MS, FAAP
    Dr. Mona Mansour is a Professor of Pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine and Associate Director of Population Health in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She is the medical director for a local school-based health center program and is a founding member of Growing Well – Cincinnati. In her previous role as Director for Primary Care, she led the Primary Care practices at CCHMC through a significant care re-design process aimed at reliably delivering a bundle of preventative care services, improving ill care access, and improved care for children with chronic illness through implementation of a care management model. She is the CCHMC physician leader for the Ohio Department of Medicaid's Comprehensive Primary Care program - a program that rewards practices with PMPM payments and shared savings for delivering high quality pediatric care within the framework of the patient centered medical home. She also serves as the Medical Director for Community Engagement for HealthVine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital’s Pediatric Accountable Care Organization. Dr. Mansour is a Board-Certified Pediatrician, as well as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, and the American Pediatric Society. She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her residency and chief residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in Academic General and Community Pediatrics that included completion of her Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health.

See you next year!

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