Last week, Mairita Smiltars stepped down as chair of HealthConnect One’s Board after a successful run during a global pandemic and racial reckoning. HealthConnect One Executive Director, Dr. Twylla Dillion shared the following: “We’re grateful for the many years of support that our exiting Board Chair, Marita Smiltars has provided, most critically helping HC One to navigate through leadership changes. We are glad that she will continue to serve on the board as we welcome Tamela Milan-Alexander our new chair to assume her role.”
Tamela Milan-Alexander, MPPA, is the Westside Healthy Start Community Action Network Coordinator at Access Warren Health Center. Tamela has more than 20 years of experience in the MCH community working as a peer educator, developmental screener, and community health worker, as well as a Healthy Start case manager. Mrs. Milan-Alexander has collaborated with many organizations that fight to improve the lives of moms and babies.
“Along with our wonderful Executive Director, Dr. Twylla Dillion, and a committed board, I look forward to continuing to ensure the work that impacts the health and wellness of families in marginalized communities is sustained with programs that amplify the work that will change the lives of Community Health Workers and Doula’s connected to HealthConnect One,” said Tamela when asked about her hopes as Board Chair.
We are thrilled to welcome Tamela as our board chair! Read about the rest of the HealthConnect One Board here.