The Chatham Health Alliance is it's members. As an action oriented, community coalition, the work and vision of the Alliance is defined by the members.
Learn more about our members below!
ALLIANCE MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
On behalf of the entire Alliance, thank you for your work and dedication to improving the health and well-being of Chatham County!
Child Victim Services Program Director, Alliance Equity Subcommittee Member, Alliance Community Drive Project Team Member
Anne Chapman's dedication to the Alliance Community Mask Drive helped ensure that over 3,000 homemade, reusable masks were donated to the drive, and that upwards of 2,500 of those masks have been distributed throughout Chatham County. Anne made sure that each mask that arrived at her intake center was washed, sanitized, and packaged with care and use instructions. Because of Anne's hard work, the Community Resource Hub has been able to hand out nearly 1,000 masks to community members and families.
In her role of Child Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator, Anne provides support and advocacy for child victims of crime and their non-offending family members. She leads the Counties Multi-Disciplinary Team that addresses crimes against children, and teaches a Primary Prevention curriculum to K, 2nd and 4th graders in Chatham County.
The Alliance is a great example of what I love about Chatham County! A way to coordinate services and collaborate effectively for the public good! The Alliance gives me opportunities promote social justice and advocate for vulnerable populations by participating in things like the Mask Drive which has gotten homemade masks to at risk populations, and the Equity Subcommittee that is doing amazing work that I am proud to be a small part of.
County Manager's Office Policy Analyst,
Alliance Equity Subcommittee Member,
Alliance Poverty Subcommittee Member,
Alliance Community Resource Hub Project Team Member
Stephanie Watkins-Cruz has been at the forefront of many Alliance COVID-19 Response Efforts, including creating graphics for the Community Mask Drive and being a lead member of the Resource Hub Project Team. Stephanie has used her skills in survey design, graphic design, and meeting facilitation to help drive action in these different Alliance initiatives. Stephanie also supported the entire Alliance by creating a new, easy to use Alliance Membership Sign-up Form.
Stephanie is a Policy Analyst with the County Manager's Office, and is responsible for providing professional and technical support to the County Manager, the Board of Commissioners, and other county leaders on a variety of County initiatives. In her role, Stephanie supports Affordable Housing Development, facilitates the county strategic planning process, facilitates committees that explore service coordination and collaboration for victims of domestic violence, and so much more!
Being in the Alliance and engaging in projects like the Community Resource Hub is why I got into public service. The Alliance provides a structure that pushes us out of our silos, gives us space to collaborate, and serve our community as effectively as possible. Because of the Alliance structure and mission, jumping into creative and collaborative service delivery during COVID19 has been both fruitful and natural.
The Alliance Member Spotlight honors members for the work they are doing in the Alliance and for their community. Spotlights are nominated by other Alliance members! If you are a member and would like to nominate someone, use the form to the left to let us know who and why you are nominating them for the Spotlight!