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The 3rd annual Wisconsin Enrollment Conference took place September 19-20, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. This was a critical educational and networking forum for sharing the latest ideas and information on providing health insurance access and enrollment for the state's residents, particularly vulnerable communities. Each year, over 200 attendees gather with community, industry, state, and national leaders for updates and discussion. Through this conference, Certified Application Counselors (CACs), Navigators, and health insurance Agents and Brokers additionally fulfill state training or 8 continuing education credits as required by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.


Keynote: Review of OE3 and Looking Ahead to OE4
Phil Galewitz
Kaiser Health News
Digging into SEPs and Verifications
Emily Sutton
Enroll America
Get Covered Connector Tool demonstration
Allison Espeseth
Connector Tool in WI
Emily Sutton
Enroll America
Medicaid Applications and Procedures Part 1 & 2
Claire Yunker
WI Dept. of Health Services
Claire Yunker
WI Dept. of Health Services
Holistic Enrollment Assistance Beyond BadgerCare and Marketplace
Dan Idzikowski
Disability Rights Wisconsin
John Stuligross
Feeding Wisconsin
Accessing Quality Coverage and Care
Paul Cotton
Ben Sanders
Health Insurance and Health Care Literacies
Stephanie Severs
Covering Wisconsin
Julia Garvey
Partnership CHC
Ongoing Role of FQHCs, Free Clinics, and Charity Care
Sarah Bailey
Progressive CHC
Katherine Gaulke
Cameron Lang
UW Health
Superstars of Health Coverage and Outreach
Kathie Duschene
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency
Mike Rust
ABC Rural Health
Kirsten Engelbert
Madison Metropolitan
School District
Barbara Horner-Ibler
Bread of Healing
Kelli Rush
Dane County Human Services WI Health Corps
Maria Vargas
Partnership CHC
Tax Filing and the Affordable Care Act
Richard Blackburn





Sarah Bailey

Fund Development Manager

Progressive Community Health Centers


Sarah Bailey serves as the Fund Development Manager for Progressive Community Health Centers.  A federally qualified health center (FQHC), Progressive CHC operates four clinics in Milwaukee's central city that provide comprehensive medical, dental and  integrated behavioral health services to primarily underserved populations, including the uninsured.  With more than a decade of experience, Sarah specializes in nonprofit fund raising, program management, public relations and community outreach.  During her tenure at Progressive CHC, Sarah has helped secure more than $10 million in federal and state grants, inclusive of capital funding that led to the opening of three new clinic locations within a period of 18 months.  Additionally, Sarah actively participates in Community Health Center advocacy efforts and collaborated with members of the Milwaukee Enrollment Network (MKEN) to coordinate a regional marketing campaign to educate consumers about the Affordable Care Act.  Sarah has a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and is also a graduate of the Community Health Center Executive Fellowship program.  She is passionate about community leadership and has held executive board roles for several local nonprofits including Vital Voices for Mental Health and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.  In 2014, Sarah was honored to receive the Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award in recognition of her commitment to community health improvement efforts

Elizabeth Benz

Associate Vice President Government Contracts

Molina Healthcare of W


Elizabeth is the Associate Vice President Government Contracts at Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin, Inc. (Molina), and has been with Molina for nearly 4 years. She has an extensive health insurance background and a passion for serving those most in need, especially here in Wisconsin. Prior to joining Molina, Elizabeth was the Regional Vice President of Sales a Universal American, a Senior Focused Life and Health Insurance company, where she covered both the Northeast and Midwest. Elizabeth has broad experience and knowledge of Medicaid, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and senior life and health insurance products. 

Richard Blackburn

Wisconsin Training Specialist

American Association of Retired Persons Tax-Aid

Richard Blackburn is the Wisconsin Training Specialist for the AARP Tax-Aide. Richard has volunteered for the Tax-Aide program for the past 6 years. He has been a tax counselor/preparer for all 6 years and for 2 of those years was also an instructor. He became the State Training Specialist in June 2016, and is therefore responsible for coordinating training for all instructors throughout the state and is a member of State Management Team.


Richard began his accounting career at small public accounting firm in Minneapolis. He passed the CPA exam in 1989 on his first sitting. After moving to St. Louis in 1994, Richard spent the rest of his accounting career working exclusively in the retirement plan industry. He worked for two worldwide employee benefits consulting firms and one Fortune 500 company, and retired in 2013.


Richard has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.

Vicki Buchholz

Medigap Helpline Services Supervisor

Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care

Vicki Buchholz, Medigap Helpline Services Supervisor, works at the Board on Aging and Long Term Care supervising the Medigap Helpline and the Medigap Part D and Prescription Drug Helpline (for beneficiaries over 60). Both programs are a part of the Wisconsin SHIP program. Vicki has over 20 years of experience working with beneficiaries on Medicare. She was a Medigap Counselor and the Lead Medigap Counselor before becoming supervisor of the programs. Prior to this, she was an elderly outreach/benefit specialist in the aging programs at Dodge County Health and Human Services. Vicki completed her Master of Science degree in Community Human Services from UW-Green Bay in counseling and administration. She maintains her Health/Life Insurance Licensure with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance in Wisconsin. Medigap counselors provide counseling on Medicare and related insurance options to beneficiaries, as well as providing guidance and assistance to other advocates in the community.  Counselors assists consumers in understanding Medicare, supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, employer coverage, prescription options and other coverage to better understand  how Medicare and the vast array of coverage options work together to meet the needs of each individual.

Todd Catlin


Transition Health Benefits

Dave Chandrasekaran

Health Care Consultant

Paul Cotton

Director of Federal Affairs

National Committee for Quality Assurance


Paul Cotton is the National Committee for Quality Assurance Director of Federal Affairs. He works with Congress, the Administration and other stakeholders to improve health care quality. Previously he was a lobbyist for AARP on Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, health reform, health IT and quality improvement issues. He has also worked at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as Hearings & Policy Presentation Director in the Office of Legislation, and as a journalist for publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Brian Collien

VP Managed Care and Large Group Business

Unity Health Plan

Rebecca David

Section Chief-CARES Call Center

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Brett Davis

Chief Executive Officer

Aspirus Arise Health Plan

Brett Davis was raised in Monroe, Wisconsin, received his degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and served as a legislative aide for State Representative Mike Powers before working as an advisor to Governor and then U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.

Brett moved back to Wisconsin to serve as Chief of Staff to State Senator Joe Leibham. Brett went on to win three elections to the Wisconsin State Assembly and served as State Representative for the 80th Assembly District in south central Wisconsin from 2005 - 2011.

After running in the Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor in 2010, Brett was appointed Wisconsin’s Medicaid Director by Governor Walker and started in January 2011.

Brett worked as Vice President of Provider Relations from 2013-15 at WPS Health Solutions, where he managed provider contracting and credentialing for both WPS and its subsidiary Arise Health Plan.

Brett started as President & CEO of Aspirus Arise in the fall of 2015. 

Brett serves on the board of directors for Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin, and Tommy G. Thompson Charity, Inc.

Brett and his wife Amy currently live in Sun Prairie with their three kids, Will (11), Audrey (9) and Sam (6).    

Brenda Delgado

External Affairs Liason/Marketplace Outreach

Office of the Regional Administrator

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Brenda Delgado is the External Affairs Liaison for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Chicago Regional Office and leads Marketplace outreach for Illinois, Wisconsin, and Columbus, OH. Mrs. Delgado is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and received a Masters Degree in Health Policy Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago - School of Public Health.  She began her federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), a two-year career development fellowship focused on developing management and leadership skills. In her current position, she informs the public on CMS’ initiatives, Marketplace and Medicare program details via various channels of information including speaking at national health conferences and training community organizations and healthcare partners. She hosts a weekly live call-in show on Chicago’s Cable Access Network Television with a potential viewing audience of over 1 million viewers. She is a public health advocate and collaborates extensively with social service networks focused on improving the health of vulnerable populations, specifically targeting languages beyond English. She worked extensively with Illinois partners and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on developing CMS’ first American Sign Language video explaining Medicare 101 now available on CMS’ youtube channel. She helped launch the first National Medicare Training Program in Spanish held in Orlando, FL in 2011. She also served as CMS’ National Hispanic Spokesperson during various media campaigns conducting Spanish media interviews in major Hispanic markets across the nation including Despierta America and CNN en Español. Her current focus as Marketplace Outreach lead is to engage stakeholders, community groups and informing the public on the Affordable Care Act.

Nicholas Duke

Southeast Navigator Lead

Covering Wisconsin

Nicholas Duke has been a Licensed Navigator since the first open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act. He has experience in program management, Outreach, and training. He is excited to join the Covering Wisconsin team as the Southeast Regional lead. Nicholas received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Writing Intensive English and Criminology and law studies, and his M.B.A. from Concordia University. 

Kathleen Duschene


Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Kathie was born and raised in the Chicago Area where she spent many years working at very large Pharmaceutical company. She obtained her college education in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan and worked as a home visitor in very rural places, sometimes traveling 2 hours to see one client. She moved to Colorado to take a position as the director of a program working with parents of children birth to 3, where she managed and trained over 60 volunteers who provided home visits to new parents in the Boulder area, which included very rural mountain areas. She then directed a program at a large residential facility training and placing thousands of corporate volunteers. Finally to rural places north of Brainerd, Minnesota to spend time with the Restorative Justice Program as a facilitator. Prior to her becoming a Navigator for Rock and Walworth counties, Kathie lead a research program in 9 rural Wisconsin counties where volunteers visited Alzheimer’s clients in their homes introducing a brain stimulation program to patients and their caregivers. Kathie loves her work as a Navigator and being able to go where consumers need her. “The Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency and Covering Wisconsin have been extremely supportive. It’s my dream job!  What I love the most is my one-on-one time with consumers and the many surprised faces when they thought one thing and learned another!”

Kirsten Engelbert

Certified Application Counselor

Madison Metropolitan School District

Kirsten Engelbert is a Certified Application Counselor at the Madison Metropolitan School District. In addition to helping families enroll in Marketplace insurance or BadgerCare, she also coordinates a mobile dental clinic for elementary school students at MMSD. She is an active member of the Dane County Health Watch and helped form the Dental Health Subcommittee, which seeks to increase access to dental care for Medicaid patients in Madison. Kirsten believes that access to healthcare and social justice go hand-in-hand, and that everyone deserves to have good health. 


Sue Ezalarab

Policy Initiatives Advisor

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Susan Ezalarab is a policy initiatives advisor at the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI). She trains navigators and certified application counselors in the basics of health insurance and the role of OCI in regulating the insurance industry in the state. Susan received a B.S. in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  

Sam Gabuzzi

Executive Officer

Office of the Regional Director

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Gabuzzi is currently the Executive Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs and serves as chief advisor to the Regional Director, Kathleen Falk and with department officials within federal, state, local, tribal and congressional agencies. 


During his 23years of Federal service Mr. Gabuzzi has served as the National Director of Wellness/Fitness Services with Federal Occupational Health and as an Aging Program Services Specialist with the Administration for Community Living where he worked with American Indian Tribes and State agencies on nutrition, fitness and emergency preparedness programs.


Mr. Gabuzzi has an M.S. Degree in Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and is a certified Health Fitness Director from the American College of Sports Medicine.   

Phil Galewitz

Senior Correspondent

Kaiser Health News

Phil Galewitz covers Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals and various state health issues. He has covered the health beat for nearly two decades. He is a board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In 2004‐05, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow and wrote about community solutions to the uninsured. Before coming to KHN, he was at The Palm Beach Post and was a national health industry writer for the Associated Press and The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. He has a BA in health planning and administration and a master's in public administration with an emphasis in health policy.

Julia Garvey

Regional Enrollment Network Coordinator

Partnership Community Health Education Center

Julia Garvey is a Regional Enrollment Network Coordinator in Northeast Wisconsin and Healthcare Navigator at the Partnership Community Health Education Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. Partnership CHC is known in East Central Wisconsin as the “little house that roars” contributing to the second highest enrollment numbers in the state for Open Enrollment 3. When Julia started at Partnership, she was a Certified Application Counselor, and has since become a Navigator to five counties. Julia mobilizes the community around enrollment by bringing together assisters, health insurance agents, county economic support, community health systems, local HealthWatch members and community partners to network, educate and impact policy change.

Katherine Gaulke

Executive Director

Wisconsin Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Dr. Katherine Gaulke’s career in health care started in her early 20s. By age 25, Dr. Gaulke was a Payment Resolution Manager for HCA Patient Account Services in Jacksonville, Florida. At that time, HCA was a for-profit publicly traded hospital system that owned over 200 hospitals nationally. Dr. Gaulke began her career at HCA at age 23 as an accountant, within 6 months she was promoted to financial analyst, and just 6 months after that she was promoted to Payment Resolution Manager. Her team was responsible for millions of dollars in collections and refunds each month to BCBS, Humana, and Medicare HMOs. Dr. Gaulke took a team of 25 people, who had aging accounts and did not meet their monthly goals – to a team of just 19 who successfully achieved their goals on a monthly basis and she received a perfect audit (no comments) after implementing new policies and processes with her team. Prior to HCA, Dr. Gaulke worked for Cogdell Spencer Erdman (CGI) in Charleston, SC. CGI is a for-profit publicly traded health care management and building company. In this role, Dr. Gaulke was involved with building medical office buildings; including petitioning a Certificate of Need to have an emergency room in a building she managed; and managed the day-to-day operations of three large medical office buildings.


Caroline Gomez-Tom

Navigator Program Manager

Covering Wisconsin

Caroline Gomez-Tom manages the Wisconsin Navigator Collaborative for Covering Wisconsin (CWI), the federally designated Navigator entity serving 23 southeastern and central Wisconsin counties, where she provides technical assistance to the University of Wisconsin-Extension program specialists and other statewide partners.


Caroline also manages the Milwaukee Enrollment Network (MKEN), a multi-stakeholder collaboration co-convened by CWI and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership (MHCP) organized to improve consumer outreach and education, strengthen enrollment support resources, and assist Milwaukee County residents in securing adequate and affordable public or private health insurance. 

Caroline holds a Master’s in Social Work from UW-Madison and has been involved in many civic, academic, health and social service organizations and initiatives.  She serves on the boards of directors for the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition (MLHC) and Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin (CHAW), and was recently honored as one of the “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Healthcare” by the National Minority Quality Forum.

Barbara Horner-Ibler

Medical Director

Bread of Healing Clinic 


Barbara A. Horner-Ibler, MD, M.Div, MSW.  Trained in ministry and social work early in adult life, Barbara later returned to medical school, a childhood dream.  Barbara found her calling in serving as the medical director of the Bread of Healing Clinic, a free clinic for the uninsured since 2000.  Based in the ministry of 3 churches on the northside of Milwaukee, the clinics serve a vulnerable population with medical, behavioral health, social work, and dental services.  In the position as the medical director, she has participated in several research projects and written a variety of peer-reviewed articles.  In her spare time, she is a vineyard worker for Walnut Way, raising grapes and specializing in grape pies and grape jam. 

Dan Idzikowski

Executive Director

Disability Rights Wisconsin

Dan provides executive leadership for Wisconsin's federally mandated Protection and Advocacy agency for people with disabilities. Disability Rights Wisconsin works to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the full measure of their rights and the highest possible quality of life through individual, policy, and systems advocacy. Prior to joining DRW, Dan served as Assistant Dean for Public Service at Marquette Law School, as a Catholic Charities Executive Director, and as staff attorney with legal aid organizations in Kentucky and Wisconsin. Through these positions he has gained legal expertise in publicly funded social support programs. Dan has devoted his career to the pursuit of justice on behalf those disadvantaged in our society.


Gale Johnson

Director, Wisconsin Well Woman Program

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Gale D. Johnson has been the director of the Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) in the Department of Health Services for more than 20 years.  This statewide program is Wisconsin's component of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 1994, the WWWP has provided health screening services to more than 75,000 Wisconsin women.


Ms. Johnson is a past Chair of the CDC Council for Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control.  For three years she was also a member of the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee. For many years, Ms. Johnson has been a very active member of the Wisconsin Women of Color Network and the African American Health Network of Dane County. Recognizing the importance of women living long healthy lives, Ms. Johnson has coordinated health programs for both organizations.


Ms. Johnson is a "life-long learner" and has had the opportunity to work with, and learn from many outstanding clinicians, researchers, and advocates who are dedicated to the health and well-being of women and their families.  She is one of four co-authors with Dr. Jacqueline W. Miller on a CDC article focusing on two decades of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program which was published August 15, 2014.


Cameron Lang

Government Programs Counselor

University of Wisocnsin Hospital & Clinics

Cameron Lang is a Government Programs Counselor at UW Health.  He assists uninsured and underinsured patients obtain coverage through Medicaid programs and the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Prior to UW Health, Cameron worked as a Certified Application Counselor at Access Community Health Center during the first open enrollment period.  Cameron earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College.

Cathy Mahaffey

Chief Executive Officer

Common Ground HealthCare Cooperative

Cathy Mahaffey is the CEO of Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative. She has an extensive health insurance background and a passion for the cooperative business model where members govern the business, and profits are not the driving force directing the decisions being made. Prior to joining Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, Cathy was the Executive Director of Farmers’ Health Cooperative, a health insurance purchasing cooperative for farmers and agribusinesses in Wisconsin while she also ran her own benefits consulting business. Cathy also worked with The Alliance, a nonprofit employer-owned and directed cooperative, where she led the effort to establish a small employer purchasing cooperative offered by 27 chambers of commerce.


Kevin Moore

Wisconsin Medicaid Director and Administrator

Division of Health Care Access and Accountability
Department of Health Services


Kevin Moore was appointed by Governor Scott Walker to serve as Wisconsin’s Medicaid Director and Administrator of the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability in the Department of Health Services (DHS). Moore previously served as DHS’s Deputy Secretary for nearly two years where he was the chief operating officer and managed the day-to-day activities of the Department and assisted in development of overall policy objectives for the Department. Prior to his tenure as Deputy Secretary, he was appointed to Executive Assistant at DHS. Kevin has also held positions as Policy Director at the Office of the Governor Elect Scott Walker, Research Assistant and Budget Advisor for State Representative Kitty Rhoades in the Wisconsin Legislature, and Policy Director for Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch. He has been named to serve on several boards and committees throughout his career such as the Wisconsin Information Technology Executive Steering Committee (ITESC), First Lady Walker’s Fostering Futures Initiative, the Waste, Fraud and Abuse Elimination Taskforce, the State Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SCAODA), and the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Board. Moore holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

Caitlyn Mowatt

Public Relations Coordinator

Divine Savior Healthcare

Mike Rust

Chief Operating Officer

ABC for Rural Health


Mike is a Health Benefits Counselor and a pioneer in developing the concept and practice of health benefits counseling. Through his investigative efforts, he uncovered widespread misapplication of the Medicaid Deductible Feature, the Family Fiscal Unit determination process, and birth cost recovery systems. He has written a health care competency model and curriculum for Wisconsin's public health workforce, and he continues to work with health care providers and public health offices across Wisconsin to promote clinic, hospital, and agency-based health benefits counseling. Over the past two years, Mike has focused his advocacy efforts on access to mental health and substance use treatment services; while also continuing to work on issues related to HealthCheck (EPSDT), Birth Cost Recovery, and the development of training and technology to support benefits counseling work at clinics, hospitals, and health departments

Ben Sanders

Director of Business Development

Wisconsin Health Information Organization


Ben earned his M.S. degree in cardiac rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 1999. Ben joined Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) in November 2015 as the Director of Business Development. Ben comes to WHIO with over 20 years of experience in several facets of the healthcare industry, having worked at the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center, as well as UnityPoint Health Meriter and St. Mary’s cardiac rehabilitation programs, and in a territory management sales role of both durable and disposable medical goods for multiple companies.

Ben has been a presenter at Gundersen Lutheran’s Special Tuesdays lecture series, Madison Women’s Expo, Dean St. Mary’s Men’s Health Fair, the Boo and Petie, Too Show, and others. In his role as Director of Business Development, Ben is responsible for working closely with current stakeholders to help them attain maximum value through their current subscription to the WHIO datamart. In addition, Ben seeks out potential new business partners as well as working with current stakeholders to better understand their needs so as to allow WHIO to best position itself to meet those needs both now and in the future. 

John Stuligross

FoodShare Outreach State Program Manager

Feeding Wisconsin

John works to implement, coordinate, and maximize the impact of our FoodShare Outreach program which ensures that all Wisconsin residents and families have access to the vital food buying benefits they need to have the energy and nutrition to work, learn, and lead healthy lives.

John is completing his Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. His research on health systems in the developing world, including investigating causes and solutions to malnutrition in Nepal, provide a unique perspective on outreach methods for diverse populations. 

Most recently, at the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program John helped establish robust evaluation guidelines for grant recipients and developed resources for local coalitions to conduct meaningful evaluation of tobacco control programs. During the 2013-2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act, John developed a number of outreach programs and strategies in Kenosha County and organized coalitions to ensure that all community members were aware and knowledgeable about the new law. His outreach efforts have become best practices across the state of Wisconsin and have been further adapted to suit the needs of unique communities.

John spends much of his free time training for and participating in endurance triathlons, and recently completed Ironman Wisconsin.


Emily Sutton

State Assistance Regional Director

Enroll America

As the Regional State Assistance Director for Enroll America, Emily Sutton serves as the point-of-contact for states across the Midwest, Central Plains and Southwest United States.  She provides ongoing educational and tactical support to diverse agencies across the region, who all aim to enroll consumers into health insurance provisions under the Affordable Care Act.  She partners with hundreds of community-based, governmental and other national organizations in this effort.  Prior to her work at Enroll America, Emily built effective outreach and enrollment programs in populations reached by OneWorld Community Health Centers, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in the state of Nebraska.  She is passionate about addressing health disparities among the most vulnerable populations in the country, working specifically to raise awareness around the immigrant, African American and American Indian experience.  Emily has been recognized nationally as an expert in the field and has provided several regional and national presentations to community leaders across the country, as well as served on  numerous expert panels.

Maria Vargas


Partnership Commuity Health Center

Maria Vargas has been a CAC/Navigator at Partnership Community Health Center in Appleton Wisconsin since 2013.  She has worked tirelessly around Latino/immigrant issues related to Medicaid/Marketplace enrollment, access to care and advocacy related to the challenges that new citizens, refugees and immigrants face.  She has worked with applicants who face asylum, temporary protective status and multiple immigration status within families.  Ms. Vargas works in the heart of the Latino community, mobilizing businesses, churches assisting them with their enrollment needs.

Claire Yunker

Deputy Communications Director

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Office of the Secretary


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