Gretchen Hammer, Executive Director
Gretchen works extensively with local and state health care leaders and policy makers to improve care for the underserved. Before joining CCMU, Gretchen worked for a decade as a public leadership consultant working with communities across the nation on issues related to health, education, housing, job development, and civic engagement. Gretchen is the current Chair of the Connect for Health Colorado Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program and is a member of the HCA-HealthONE Board of Trustees. Gretchen is a native of Colorado, a graduate of Colorado College, and a holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.
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Aubrey Hill, Director of Health Systems Change
Aubrey has spent several years advocating for those without a voice in order to bring about important change. At CCMU, she combines her deep understanding of Colorado’s health care policy world with her strong drive to make the legislative process more inclusive and to effectively implement beneficial health care laws. She is passionate about connecting policymakers and community networks in order to improve Colorado’s health care system. A New Orleans native, she holds a bachelor’s in sociology from Spring Hill College and a master’s in public policy from the University of Denver.
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Sarah Mapes, Director of Communications
Sarah has extensive experience in both the non-profit and for-profit health care sectors focusing her work on increasing awareness and engagement through effective communication. Her approach is founded on the belief that doing good work in silence will never cause an organization’s mission to be achieved, so she aims to inspire communities to understand, support, and work toward the same vision that CCMU works for day in and day out. Sarah holds a bachelor’s in anthropology and a master’s in public administration, both from Arizona State University.
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Jess Meyer, Project Assistant
Jess is passionate about community health, and the importance of engaging a community to care about and work towards changing health issues that affect them. A recent graduate of Colorado College, Jess was drawn to public health because of its interdisciplinary approach, which encouraged a variety of stakeholders from different backgrounds to collaborate towards a common goal. At CCMU, Jess utilizes her education, along with her experience in community organizing and strategic planning, to help support, nurture, and develop Health Alliances around the state.
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Joe Sammen, Director of Community Initiatives
Joe has a passion for working to solve complex public health problems through systemic changes and has a long history of community organizing–both across the nation and around the world. His work at CCMU maximizes his great talents as a relationship-builder, researcher, and communicator, to engage and mobilize Coloradans, empowering them to improve the health of their community. Joe earned bachelor’s degrees in both biology and computer science at the University of Denver and also holds a master’s in public health from the University of Washington.
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