Meet Our Staff

Our staff have a diverse set of expertise and are available to assist with a wide range of support needs!

You can find an Association staff member by name or role on this webpage. If you’re not sure who to reach out to on a specific topic you can use the Browse by Staff Expertise tab below and the webpage will open an email to the team member who can best assist you with that topic!

Executive Team

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED Chief Program Officer

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED
Key Partnerships and Initiatives Officer
517.827.0462

Anne Scott, Health Center Operations Officer

Anne Scott
Health Center Operations Officer
517.827.0485

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
517.827.0887

Honor Childress, Senior Director of Health Center Finance

Honor Childress
Strategy and Payer Relations Officer
517.816.3870

Matt Herwaldt, Chief Financial Officer

Matt Herwaldt, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
517.381.8003

Nancy Sting, Chief Administrative Officer

Nancy Sting, MSA, SHRM-PC
Chief Administrative Officer
517.381.8004

Phillip Bergquist, Chief Executive Officer

Phillip Bergquist
Chief Executive Officer
517.827.0470

Rob Pazdan, Chief Information Officer

Rob Pazdan, MBA
Chief Information Officer
517.827.0481

Strategic Team Leaders

Value-Based Care Delivery

Amy Alward, Director of Population Health

Amy Alward​, RN, BSN
Director of Population Health
517.827.0463

Honor Childress, Senior Director of Health Center Finance

Honor Childress
Strategy and Payer Relations Officer
517.816.3870

 

Julie Helinski​, MSA, OTR
Senior Director of Clinical Performance​
517.827.0479

Health Information Technology and Data

Bruce Maki
Director of Health Information Technology
517.296.3003

Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks​
Director of Data and Analytics
517.381.8006

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
517.827.0887

People, Workforce and Training

Anne Scott, Health Center Operations Officer

Anne Scott
Health Center Operations Officer
517.827.0485

Kelly Feenstra, Integrated Health Program Specialist

Kelly Wendling​
Health Center Career Training Specialist​
517.827.0467

Rachel Ruddock, Workforce and Health Professions Training Manager

Rachel Ruddock
Director of Workforce and Career Training
517.827.0880

 Health Center Resilience & Excellency

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED Chief Program Officer

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED
Key Partnerships and
Initiatives Officer
517.827.0462

Kelsea Frazier, Finance and Revenue Cycle Specialist

Kelsea Frazier
Senior Manager of Finance and Revenue Cycle Services
517.827.0465

Lindsay Sailor, Integrated Health Program Manager

Lindsay Sailor
Health Center Support Manager
517.827.0889

 Government Affairs & Advocacy

Frank Waters

Frank Waters
Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs
517.827.0477

Phillip Bergquist, Chief Executive Officer

Phillip Bergquist
Chief Executive Officer
517.827.0470

MPCA Staff


Alexis Martin  

Digital Health Manager

Amy Reyes   

Administrative Assistant
Amy Zarr, Associate Director of Population Health
Amy Zarr-McDonagh 

Associate Director of Health Information Technology
Ashleigh Kolski, Community Health Worker
Ashleigh Kolski

Lead Community Health Worker
Ashley Wozniak, Clinical Data Specialist
Ashley Wozniak, BSN, RN-BC

Data and Analytics Specialist
Barb Lincoln, Training and Education Manager
Barb Lincoln

Events and Sponsorship Manager
Candy Vertalka, Director of Value Transformation
Candy Vertalka

Clinical Performance Consultant
Chance Sharp, System Administrator I
Chance Sharp

System Administrator I
Cheryl Gildner, Clinical Data Manager
Cheryl Gildner

Data and Analytics Manager

Christle Holsey

Project Manager

Crystal Scott

Human Resources Specialist
Daniel Dawkins, System Administrator II
Daniel Dawkins

Network Security Engineer
Dave Hickman, Information Technology Manager
Dave Hickman

Technical Services Manager

Davina Williams

Care Coodinator
Debbie Edokpolo, Director of Health Equity and Social Justice
Debbie Edokpolo

Senior Director of Health Equity
Debra Kristy, Health Information Technology Manager
Debra Kristy

Health Information Technology Manager
Derek Commey
Derek Commey

Virtual Events and Learning Manager
Dustin Barber, System Administrator II
Dustin Barber

System Administrator II

Dwana King

Clinical Performance Specialist
Erin Rogers, Health Professions Training Coordinator
Erin Rogers

Health Professions Training Coordinator
Faith Redwine, Care Coordinator
Faith Redwine-Otieno

Care Coordinator

Halli Rennaker

Data and Analytics Specialist
Jackie Chandler, Integrated Health Program Manager
Jackie Chandler, MS

Population Health Manager
Janelle Murray, MPH Associate, Director of Integrated Health
Janelle Murray, MPH

Associate Director of Behavioral Health Integration
Janette Guile, Accounting Manager
Janette Guile

Accounting Manager
Jeff Jones, Emergency Preparedness and Operations Specialist
Jeff Jones

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Jessica House

Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Jessica Lee, MPH
Health Integration
Karen Goucher, AmeriCorps Program Administrative Specialist
Karen Goucher
AmeriCorps Program Manager

Kathryn McMurphy

Lead Community Health Worker
Katie Nearpass, Accounting Assistant
Katie Nearpass

Accounting Assistant
Kelli Rockwell, Accounting and Contract Specialist
Kelli Rockwell

Program Financial Manager
Kristin Seyfert, Administrative Assistant
Kristin Seyfert

Administrative Assistant
 
Loan Stone

Data and Analytics Specialist

Lucinda Heathman

Revenue Cycle Specialist

Luke LaBenne

Communications Manager
Lynn Kiter, Health Center Finance Consultant
Lynn Kiter, BBA, CPC, CH-CBS

Finance and Revenue Cycle Consultant
Marji Nichols, Immunization Program Manage
Marji Nichols, BSN, RN

Clinical Performance Consultant

Mike Gleason

Information Technology Manager
Misty Davis, Oral Health Program Manager
Misty Davis, RDH, BS

Oral Health Integration Manager

Natalie VanAcker

Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Natasha Wilkinson

MATCH Program Manager

Samantha Fisher

Director of Patient Services & Engagement
Sarah Gonzales, Care Coordinator
Sarah Gonzales

Quality Care Manager
Shaun DeKarske, System Administrator II
Shaun Dekarske 

System Administrator II

Stacy Bryson
Administrative Assistant
Trisha Grady
Trisha Grady

Data and Analytics Consultant

 

Executive Team

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED Chief Program Officer

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED
Key Partnerships and Initiatives Officer
517.827.0462

Anne Scott, Health Center Operations Officer

Anne Scott
Health Center Operations Officer
517.827.0485

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
517.827.0887

Matt Herwaldt, Chief Financial Officer

Matt Herwaldt, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
517.381.8003

Nancy Sting, Chief Administrative Officer

Nancy Sting, MSA, SHRM-PC
Chief Administrative Officer
517.381.8004

Phillip Bergquist, Chief Executive Officer

Phillip Bergquist
Chief Executive Officer
517.827.0470

Rob Pazdan, Chief Information Officer

Rob Pazdan, MBA
Chief Information Officer
517.827.0481

Strategic Team Leaders

 Value-Based Care Delivery

Amy Alward, Director of Population Health

Amy Alward​, RN, BSN
Director of Population Health
517.827.0463

Honor Childress, Senior Director of Health Center Finance

Honor Childress
Strategy and Payer Relations Officer
517.816.3870

 

Julie Helinski​, MSA, OTR
Senior Director of Clinical Performance​
517.827.0479

 Health Information Technology and Data

Bruce Maki
Director of Health Information Technology
517.296.3003

Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks​
Director of Data and Analytics
517.381.8006

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
517.827.0887

People, Workforce and Training

Anne Scott, Health Center Operations Officer

Anne Scott
Health Center Operations Officer
517.827.0485

Kelly Feenstra, Integrated Health Program Specialist

Kelly Wendling​
Health Center Career Training Specialist​
517.827.0467

Rachel Ruddock, Workforce and Health Professions Training Manager

Rachel Ruddock
Director of Workforce and Career Training
517.827.0880

 Health Center Resilience & Excellency

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED Chief Program Officer

Amber Desgranges, MPH, CED
Key Partnerships and
Initiatives Officer
517.827.0462

Kelsea Frazier, Finance and Revenue Cycle Specialist

Kelsea Frazier
Senior Manager of Finance and Revenue Cycle Services
517.827.0465

Lindsay Sailor, Integrated Health Program Manager

Lindsay Sailor
Health Center Support Manager
517.827.0889

 Government Affairs & Advocacy

Frank Waters

Frank Waters
Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs
517.827.0477

Phillip Bergquist, Chief Executive Officer

Phillip Bergquist
Chief Executive Officer
517.827.0470

MPCA Staff

 

Alexis Martin 
Digital Health Manager

Amy Reyes 
Administrative Assistant

Amy Zarr, Associate Director of Population Health

Amy Zarr-McDonagh
Associate Director of Health Information Technology

Ashleigh Kolski, Community Health Worker

Ashleigh Kolski
Lead Community Health Worker

Ashley Wozniak, Clinical Data Specialist

Ashley Wozniak, BSN, RN-BC
Data and Analytics Specialist

Barb Lincoln, Training and Education Manager

Barb Lincoln
Events and Sponsorship Manager

Candy Vertalka, Director of Value Transformation

Candy Vertalka
Clinical Performance Consultant

Chance Sharp, System Administrator I

Chance Sharp
System Administrator I

Cheryl Gildner, Clinical Data Manager

Cheryl Gildner
Data and Analytics Manager

 

Christle Holsey
Project Manager

Crystal Scott
Human Resources Specialist

Daniel Dawkins, System Administrator II

Daniel Dawkins
Network Security Engineer

Dave Hickman, Information Technology Manager

Dave Hickman
Technical Services Manager

Davina Williams
Care Coordinator

Debbie Edokpolo, Director of Health Equity and Social Justice

Debbie Edokpolo
Senior Director of Health Equity

Debra Kristy, Health Information Technology Manager

Debra Kristy
Health Information Technology Manager

Derek Commey

Derek Commey
Virtual Events and Learning Manager

Dustin Barber, System Administrator II

Dustin Barber
System Administrator II

Dwana King
Clinical Performance Specialist

Erin Rogers, Health Professions Training Coordinator

Erin Rogers
Health Professions Training Coordinator

Faith Redwine, Care Coordinator

Faith Redwine-Otieno
Care Coordinator

Halli Rennaker
Data and Analytics Specialist

Jackie Chandler, Integrated Health Program Manager

Jackie Chandler, MS
Population Health Manager

Janelle Murray, MPH Associate, Director of Integrated Health

Janelle Murray, MPH
Associate Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Janette Guile, Accounting Manager

Janette Guile
Accounting Manager

Jeff Jones, Emergency Preparedness and Operations Specialist

Jeff Jones
Emergency Preparedness Specialist


Jessica House
Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Jessica Lee, MPH
Clinical Performance Consultant

Karen Goucher, AmeriCorps Program Administrative Specialist

Karen Goucher
AmeriCorps Program Manager

Kathryn McMurphy
Lead Community Health Worker

Katie Nearpass, Accounting Assistant

Katie Nearpass
Accounting Assistant

Kelli Rockwell, Accounting and Contract Specialist

Kelli Rockwell
Program Financial Manager

Kristin Seyfert, Administrative Assistant

Kristin Seyfert
Administrative Assistant


Loan Stone

Data and Analytics Specialist

 

Lucinda Heathman
Revenue Cycle Specialist

Luke LaBenne
Communications Manager

Lynn Kiter, Health Center Finance Consultant

Lynn Kiter, BBA, CPC, CH-CBS
Finance and Revenue Cycle Consultant

Marji Nichols, Immunization Program Manage

Marji Nichols, BSN, RN
Clinical Performance Consultant

Mike Gleason
Information Technology Manager

Misty Davis, Oral Health Program Manager

Misty Davis, RDH, BS
Oral Health Integration Manager

 


Natalie VanAcker
Policy and Advocacy Specialist


Natasha Wilkinson

MATCH Program Manager

 

Samantha Fisher
Director of Patient Services & Engagement

Sarah Gonzales, Care Coordinator

Sarah Gonzales, RN
Quality Care Manager

Shaun DeKarske, System Administrator II

Shaun Dekarske 
System Administrator II


Stacy Bryson

Administrative Assistant

Trisha Grady

Trisha Grady
Data and Analytics Consultant

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