Meet Our Team
As Executive Director, Kathy provides overall leadership to the organization and is responsible for setting CAHA's strategic vision and creating community partnerships to improve the health of the Capital Area. Kathy began her position in June 2015, following three years as the Alliance's Outreach Director. Kathy has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, community outreach and engagement, and health and wellness promotion. Her experience includes working to expand refugee services in San Francisco; overseeing programs to strengthen and support families in New Hampshire; and leadership training and development through full-time ministry in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Texas. Since moving to Lansing in 2003, she has built strong community relationships and worked with diverse populations to create environments dedicated to fostering health and wellness. Throughout her career, Kathy has passionately worked to cultivate healthy environments in the context of family, groups, and social support. Email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brianna joined the Alliance in 2016 as the Administrative Assistant. Brianna graduated with a business degree from Michigan State University and previously worked at the Michigan Public Health Institute. Email Brianna at email@example.com
Mary Anne Ford
Mary Anne Ford is an experienced analyst, strategic planner, evaluator and communicator who has worked with health organizations in Michigan and nationally to support their transformation efforts in the ever-changing environment of healthcare financing and delivery. She has been active in the development of numerous health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country, including providing research and analysis, tool development, business planning, provider outreach, and evaluation metrics. Before launching her independent consulting practice in 2002, Mary Anne spent 17 years at the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), moving from its government relations department to become the Director of the Department of Medical Economics and Health Care Delivery, and then serving on MSMS’s senior management team.