Impact Health Names New Director of Innovation and Equity Development and Director of Programs

PRESS RELEASE: Dec. 1, 2022

Media Contact: Jennifer Maurer[email protected]  / 828-782-0142

Asheville, N.C. – Impact Health has filled two new leadership positions at the nonprofit charged with leading North Carolina’s Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) program in Western North Carolina. Dionne Greenlee-Jones has been promoted to Senior Director of Innovation and Equity Development, where she will focus on developing strategic alliances and partnerships to improve equitable access to key drivers of health in WNC. She will also guide professional development, policy and practice improvements to ensure Impact Health is an equitable, inclusive and diverse organization.

Greenlee-Jones has served in various capacities at Impact Health, including director of programs and interim executive director. Her new role recognizes her breadth of experience working to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion across a variety of sectors. Greenlee-Jones is a liaison and facilitator for the health and wellness impact focus area of Asheville’s historic Community Reparations Commission and is a member of the Health Equity Coalition of WNC, WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition and CoThinkk. She also serves on the boards of the WNC Health Network, Building Bridges of Asheville and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.

Impact Health has named Amanda Bauman as its permanent Director of Programs, a role she has supported in an interim capacity over the past six months. As program director, Bauman will continue to support human service organizations and other HOP network members to ensure the successful delivery of food, housing, transportation and interpersonal safety services to pilot participants. Bauman also oversees process improvements to support capacity building, training, referrals, and data collection among network members.

Bauman has spent the past decade working with WNC-based organizations and implementing best practices for connecting individuals with much-needed community services. Her expertise and knowledge of community resources have been invaluable for building a robust network of pilot service providers. She also has experience connecting individuals to affordable housing and interpersonal safety services.

“I’m excited about the strong leadership team at Impact Health,” shared Executive Director Laurie Stradley, DrPH. “Dionne will continue to provide strategic support to our network partners to strengthen and diversify the Healthy Opportunities Pilot. Amanda will expand her role as a key partner to our entire network, ensuring their needs are met so they can, in turn, serve the needs of their community.”

About Impact Health

Impact Health, a dynamic start-up entity created by Dogwood Health Trust, leads Western North Carolina’s participation in North Carolina’s Healthy Opportunities Pilot program for Medicaid. As the network lead, Impact Health serves as a bridge between the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, private health plans, and Western North Carolina’s human service organizations participating in the pilot. Please visit impacthealth.org to learn more.

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