To our community and partners,
On behalf of the Project Access NOW board and staff, I am happy to announce Carly Hood-Ronick as Project Access NOW’s new Executive Director.
Over the past decade, Carly Hood-Ronick has worked at the intersection of policy and public health in multiple states and countries to develop innovative upstream programs, establish measurable, community-driven priorities, and publish best practices in financing social care efforts. Through participation and leadership on a variety of state-level and national Boards and committees, Carly is called upon as a leader in systems-level equity efforts, including past Co-Chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board’s Health Equity Committee, supporting Medicaid metric and measurement development with regard to upstream investments, and advising on community and social health data sharing efforts. Prior to joining PANOW, Carly implemented strategies to address the social determinants of health as well as Medicaid engagement efforts alongside community health centers across Oregon, as a Director at the Oregon Primary Care Association.
She received her Master of Public Affairs in Social Policy from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs and her Master of Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
It is with much warmth and enthusiasm that we welcome Carly Hood-Ronick into the position of Executive Director. Her rich background in public health, her experience in health systems (locally, nationally, and internationally), and her commitment to equity and social justice will be a boon to our community. We know her leadership and vision will serve our community members most in need of access to quality health services, giving renewed energy to our mission at Project Access NOW.
Please join us in welcoming Carly! She can be reached via email at carly.hood-ronick@