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!
Program Manager for Community Health, UNC Health Alliance
Chatham Health Alliance Member, Chatham Food Hub Coordinator
Eleanor Wertman and her Community Health team work to address the non-clinical barriers (often referred to as social determinants of health) that prevent patients and communities from achieving their best possible health. Her team provides resource coordination assistance, transportation services, and mobile COVID testing and vaccination services across multiple counties. From April through October of 2020, Eleanor founded and led the Chatham Food Hub, a collaborative effort to increase sales for local businesses while also providing food to low-income Chatham County residents.
“Working in healthcare, it can often be difficult to collaborate directly with the many nonclinical groups that are also focused on health promotion. However, we must foster strong community partnerships to deliver better, more patient-centered care and improve health at both the individual and community levels. I am grateful to be a part of the Chatham Health Alliance so I can better understand the strengths, priorities, and needs of the patients and communities we serve (and, hopefully, offer some transparency into the inner workings of our healthcare system!).” -Eleanor Wertman
Youth Leadership Program Manager, El Vínculo Hispano/ The Hispanic Liaison
Member of the Chatham Health Alliance Resilience Subcommittee and Education Working Group
Selina is originally from Mexico but immigrated to Vaughn, North Carolina with her parents when she was a child and became a US citizen in 2016. Selina completed high school at the School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, and in 2017 graduated as a first-generation college student from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Psychology and Hispanic Literature and Cultures. Since July 2017, Selina has been the Youth Leadership Program Manager for El Vínculo Hispano/ The Hispanic Liaison where she created and launched the Orgullo Latinx Pride (OLP) youth program, offering year-round services to Latinx high school youth at Jordan Matthews High School . Selina manages and facilitates all activities regarding Orgullo Latinx Pride and works directly with the 30 youth currently enrolled in the program.
“What an awesome opportunity it has been to work with the Chatham County Health Alliance! Not only have I gotten to know some of Chatham’s most cool and impactful community leaders but this experience has allowed me to work on empowering youth in collaboration with other amazing organizations. The Health Alliance is a space that has allowed me to work towards youth empowerment and promote equity and social justice through the creation of the Youth Council. “ - Selina Lopez
FEBRUARY 2021 ALLIANCE MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
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!