Angie joined Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) as chief executive officer in 2015, bringing leadership from both nonprofit and government relations/advocacy worlds to the organization. In a short time, Angie has restructured CHI to position Centering as a scalable healthcare delivery model for mothers, babies and families throughout the nation. She has secured more than $9 million in new philanthropic support and spearheaded CHI’s focus on quality assurance for Centering sites and practitioners. Under her leadership, Centering has become the standard of prenatal care for the U.S. Army, invested greatly in building out the CenteringParenting 0-2 pediatric model, and expanded access to Centering in nearly 600 clinical settings. Angie was named one of TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2018.
Prior to CHI, Angie’s career path was addressing healthcare disparities and turning grassroots efforts into successful movements for change. She spent 15 years in Washington, DC working in the national healthcare policy arena. She spearheaded the federal lobbying efforts for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and the American Diabetes Association through historic legislative events such as the creation of the Medicare Part D drug benefit and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Previously she worked for United States Representative Rúben Hinojosa (TX-15) as Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant for health policy. While on Capitol Hill, she crafted legislation and worked to address the health care issues facing one of the lowest income, yet fastest growing, minority populations in the nation – she focused primarily on diabetes and access to affordable and adequate health care.