Kathy Wood-Dobbins, TPCA’s CEO, has announced to the TPCA board of directors that she will retire from her position in June 2018, bringing to a close an extraordinary career of leadership with the Association spanning 27 years.
A tireless advocate for Community Health Centers, Wood-Dobbins has served as a national leader chairing the National Association of Community Health Centers' Leadership Committee for primary care associations and serving on numerous state and federal committees and boards. She was a founding board member of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee
and was named Association Executive of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. The Association has grown to a staff of 20 and purchased an office building at 710 Spence Lane under her leadership.
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Libby Thurman, TPCA’s director of health policy, was the 2017 recipient of the Henry Fiumelli Patient Advocate Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers
. The award recognizes an individual for his or her “commitment to improving the care and quality of life for health center patients.”
The FCC/USAC Rural Healthcare Program has an upcoming “filing window period” for new or existing health care facilities to access a 65 percent federal subsidy on broadband connections. TPCA is transitioning its current Consortium participants to a new Consortium, but others can also join during this time period (early 2018). Please contact Larry Jones, telehealth coordinator, at 615.425.5857 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.