Community Impact Committee

Purpose: The Community Impact Committee (CIC) oversees the Willamette Health Council’s Community Impact Fund investments. 

Core Responsibilities:

    • Provide oversight of the Community Impact Grant Program.
    • Bridge gaps in community health initiatives through policy work and strengthening relationships and synergies between health and social care providers.

2024 Priorities: 

  • Continuous improvement of current grant processes applying feedback received on the 2023-2024 grant cycle from the CIC, Community Advisory Council, and past applicants.
  • Finalize a new evaluation framework to measure the impact of the Willamette Health Council’s investments (both at the grantee and community levels).
  • Engage in policy work with a focus on the implementation of the new Oregon Health Plan Health-Related Social Needs benefits.

Meetings: CIC meetings are closed to the public.  


Josie Silverman-Méndez (she/her)

Deputy Director

Current CIC Members:

  • Kiara Yoder, Co-Chair, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
  • Tricia Frizzell, Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
  • Janice Hazel, WFMC Health
  • Melissa Lindley, Willamette Vital Health
  • Krista Lovaas, WVP Health Authority
  • Chad Mann, PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion-Polk CCO
  • Breanna McLeod, Peer Advocate
  • Carla Munns, C-Suite Consulting
  • Tami Stump, Polk County Health Service
  • Lisa Harnisch, Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub