Deana Smith

Deana Smith is a senior analyst at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). She serves as the program manager for the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) and is responsible for providing project management support to various community-based collaborative initiatives. Deana holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW) and a bachelor’s degree (BS) in … Read more

Elizabeth Jahn

Elizabeth Jahn is business and finance director at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). She serves as the financial staff representative for the WHI. Elizabeth holds a master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan Flint, and a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Michigan.

Nancy Baum

Nancy Baum is health policy director at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). She serves as a staff representative for Mi Care Connect (MiCC), formerly known as the State Innovation Model (SIM). Nancy holds a PhD from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, … Read more

Ryan Bartholomew

Ryan Bartholomew is a senior health policy analyst at CHRT. He serves as a staff representative for Mi Care Connect (MiCC), formerly known as the State Innovation Model (SIM). Ryan holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Matt Hill

Matthew Hill is WHI project manager for the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), supporting the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI). In doing so, he manages all project activities and communications, functioning as a key point of contact for the WHI. In addition to supporting the WHI as a whole, he also facilitates WHI working … Read more

Erica Matti

Erica Matti is a senior health policy analyst at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) on the policy team. She serves as the staff representative for Unified Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan Team Engagement (UNITE) Work Group. Erica holds a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Emory University in Atlanta, and a … Read more

Erin Horne

Erin Horne is a Community Engagement Program Manager at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). Her work surrounds strategic support on racial healthcare equity and justice with the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI). She also works closely with Vital Seniors and the Healthy Aging Collaborative to create enduring outcomes for vulnerable elders and their … Read more

Erin Spanier

Erin Spanier is the marketing and communications director at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). Erin holds a master’s degree in creative non-fiction from Goucher College, a master’s degree in education from the New School for Social Research, and a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Albright College.  

Gregory Powers

Gregory Powers is a senior project manager at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) on the communications team. He supports communications and dissemination for a variety of community health projects and policy research. He also manages communications efforts for Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and the Washtenaw Health Initiative. Gregory holds a master’s … Read more

Samantha Iovan

Samantha Iovan is a senior project manager at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) on the health policy team. She is involved in work that focuses on the integration of health, behavioral health, and human services. She is also focused on Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment locally and studying the implementation of work requirements … Read more