MHP Salud Board of Directors

Durrell J. Fox

Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
Community Health Worker
John Snow Institute

Durrell J. Fox is a Community Health Worker (CHW) with over 28 years of experience providing outreach, direct services, case management support and advocacy for HIV+ adolescents/young adults, their families and communities. He joined the John Snow Institute in 2015 and for 2 years served as a Technical Advisor for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) Project that employed over seventy CHWs across the state addressing diabetes, hypertension, asthma and senior falls prevention in nine communities across the state. He is currently a CHW-Health Equity Consultant at JSI providing technical assistance and support for several projects including CHW, HIV, youth gun violence prevention and youth E-cigarette/vaping prevention projects across several states.

In 2011, he was appointed to the US Office of Minority Health Region I Health Equity Council (New England RHEC) where he served as a member and co-chair of the CHW committee through 2018. He has served in many roles within APHA including as a member of the APHA Executive Board (2009-2015). Durrell is currently a member of the APHA Nominating Committee, Governing Council and a leadership member of the APHA CHW and HIV/AIDS sections.  He currently serves as a member of the National CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project Team and as a founding board of directors member for the National Association of CHWs.

Michael Harp

Board Member
Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2023
Michigan Group Benefits, LLC
Lansing, MI

Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Mike has worked in the employee benefits field since 1994 and has run his own business since 2002. As such, he brings experience in human resources, financial management and planning, and the legal issues around employee benefits to the table. In addition to serving on the Agent Advisory Board for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and The Physicians Health Plan, he has served on several other non-profit and profit Boards including the Strategic Benefits Network, LLC, Haslett Okemos Rotary Foundation, The People’s Church, and Florence Crittenton. As a first-generation college student, he has earned degrees in both Finance and Economics and has taught college courses in Economics. From his first job working in the fields in vector control to his current position of small business owner, Mike remains committed to his family and the diverse communities he serves.

Jack Ketterlinus, CPA, MBA

Treasurer
Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2020
Finance Director, Supply Chain
Interbake Foods

Jack Ketterlinus, Finance Director at Interbake Foods, has extensive financial management experience across a variety of industries. As the financial lead for the Supply Chain organization at Interbake Foods, Jack oversees an accounting team across 7 bakeries in the US, Canada and Costa Rica while providing financial analysis and budgeting support to the operational team. He also has experience in public accounting with KPMG and financial planning & analysis at the Brink’s Company. Jack has a particular interest in Latin American cultures and has lived and worked internationally in Mexico and Panama.

Jack earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the College of Charleston and a MBA degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania. Jack lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Amanda and their three children, Max, Lucy and Nell.

Gayle Lawn-Day, PhD

Secretary
Board Affairs Committee, Finance Committee, Executive Committee
Chief Executive Officer
MHP Salud

Gayle Lawn-Day, MHP Salud’s CEO, brings significant administrative experience to the organization.  As a former Executive Vice President, Provost, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of various institutions of higher education, her experience managing complex organizations, multi-dimensional budgets and developing and implementing long-range planning are key organizational assets.  She received her PhD in Public Policy and Research Methodology and an MPA in Public Finance and Budgeting from the University of Oklahoma.  She holds a BS in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University.

Amanda Phillips Martinez, MPH

President
Board Affairs Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Senior Research Associate
The Georgia Health Policy Center

Amanda is a Senior Research Associate with the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University in Atlanta. As a member of the Center’s Community Health Systems Development Team, Amanda provides training and capacity building support to rural health agencies within Georgia and across the country in program development and evaluation, coalition development and sustainability planning to multiple rural health agencies across the state and country. Ms. Phillips Martinez also assists counties and local community groups in conducting health needs assessments and facilitated community-wide participatory planning processes. Prior to joining the Health Policy Center, Amanda coordinated a large, multi-site community-based research studies focused on reproductive decision-making and sexual risk-taking among Latino immigrants.

As the Health Programs Director at a local Latino Community Center in North Carolina, she managed and evaluated community health worker programs focused on health education and prevention of chronic and infectious disease among newly arrived Latino immigrants. Amanda received her BA in International Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro North Carolina, and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chris Meyer

Member-at-Large
Board Affairs Committee, Executive Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Director of Virtual Health,
Marshfield Clinic

Chris Meyer is the Director of Virtual Health at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI. As part of the Institute for Quality, Innovation and Patient Safety at Marshfield Clinic, Chris helps find ways to increase access to healthcare, increase the quality of the care provided while also reducing the cost of care.  Prior to serving as the Director of Virtual Health, Chris spent 22 years in the IT industry, mostly in education.

A lifetime resident of Marshfield, Chris has also served as an elected official for 10 years with the last 8 as the Mayor of the City of Marshfield. Prior to being Mayor, he served 2 years on the Common Council.  Chris will being is 5th term as Mayor in April 2016.

Marshfield is a healthcare community and home to the Marshfield Clinic, Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and National Farm Medicine Center. Chris takes an active role in promoting healthy lifestyles and engaging the community in health education. Ranked as one of the best small towns in the USA, Chris is proud to represent his friends and neighbors as their Mayor and promote Marshfield as a great place to live, work and play.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics. He is current working on his Master of Arts degree in Behavioral Economics. Chris, his wife Jodi and their four children live in Marshfield and enjoy traveling, particularly exploring Wisconsin, being outdoors and finding educational opportunities in everything they do.

Brenda Ivelisse Piñero Carrasquillo, JD

Board Member
Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Attorney and Director of Release Support Services at ProBAR

Brenda Piñero, JD is the Director of Programs at ProBAR—the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border. She directs the visioning, planning, and implementation of programs to assist immigrant children and adults nationwide. For over 7 years, Piñero has worked with immigrant populations in matters of access to justice, legal representation and child welfare, social services, and public health in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

In addition to her legal and management roles, Piñero is a Policy and Performance Evaluator. In this capacity, she served as a consultant for the Special Communities Trust in Puerto Rico—an initiative awarded by the UNESCO. During her free time, she writes about the intersections of race, rights, and diversity & inclusion. She has published articles on these subjects and is known for redesigning legal representation projects and practices to integrate Social Work and Clinical Counseling. Piñero is a proud Boricua from Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and a licensed attorney with graduate and professional studies from University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Centro de Estudios Martianos in Cuba, University of Antwerp, Universidad de Sevilla, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

José P. Salinas, EdD

Board Member
Board Affairs Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
Director
Ohio Migrant Education Center

José P. Salinas was a child of migrant farmworkers until he attended The University of Findlay, where he earned a B.A. in Spanish Education and completed his graduate work in Educational Administration. He served as Mentor for Minority Students at Findlay University for four years working with diverse student populations.

José now serves as Director of the Ohio Migrant Education Center (OMEC) located in Fremont, Ohio. Under the guidance of the Ohio Department of Education, the Center coordinates the State’s identification and recruitment of all eligible migratory children and provides technical assistance to Ohio school districts that receive Title I-Part C migrant funds.

In 2007, José completed his doctorate at Bowling Green State University in Leadership & Policy Studies. José has extensive experience evaluating new higher education programs for the Ohio Board of Regents and has served on various policy committees for the U.S. Department of Education on migrant issues.

Molly Sass

Board Member
Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2022
Senior Program Associate
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Molly Sass is a Senior Program Associate at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission where she manages grant awardees working to improve access to health care. Her current portfolio includes initiatives addressing social determinants of health and improving access to timely behavioral health care, specifically around medication assisted treatment in emergency rooms. She works closely with health providers and administrators across the state to implement innovative initiatives in hospitals, health centers and affordable housing sites. In addition, she brings her previous experience in community and hospital-based program development and implementation to the Board. Molly earned an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Spanish Literature and Anthropology/Sociology from Kalamazoo College.

David Vineyard, JD

Board Member
Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Program Manager
Philips Healthcare Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

David brings experience in law and healthcare tech to the Board. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in international studies. He works in the medical device design and manufacturing field and is passionate about making life-saving technology understandable and obtainable to those who need it.
The son of a mother who immigrated from Guatemala, David has been engaged in serving in the Latino community in since his childhood, now continuing his efforts in Northeast Ohio where he resides with his family. David also loves teaching and has taught English as a Second Language, as well as Spanish and German language courses.

Jonathan Vineyard, MHSA

Vice President
Executive Committee, Finance Committee
Board Term Ends: November 2021
Administrator on Contracting and Payer Relations
Mayo Clinic

Jonathan Vineyard, Administrator on Contracting and Payer Relations for the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, has extensive experience in strategic business planning, financial planning, creating clinically integrated networks and healthcare reform (including Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes). He understands how difficult health services can be for many Hispanics to navigate, and, being from a Guatemalan family, he feels strongly about creating awareness of the U.S. healthcare system so patients are able to improve their lives. Previously, Mr. Vineyard worked as a youth advocate for Hispanic teenagers and was an ESL teacher in the Provo School District in Utah. He holds his B.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University and Master’s in Health Services Administration from Xavier University.

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