Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States
600 Grant Street, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80203
Ph: 303-861-5165 | 303-867-9500
Please click on the names below or scroll down to learn more about individual CHAMPS staff members.
Julie Hulstein, Executive Director
Jen Anderson, Clinical Quality Improvement Director
Andrea Martin, Workforce Development & Member Services Director
Kayla Evans, Programs Coordinator, Health Center Workforce
Haleigh Donahue, Programs Coordinator, Membership & Communications
Open Position, Programs Coordinator, Population Health
Julie Hulstein, MNM
Julie began her work with CHAMPS in April 1995. Her primary responsibilities are to oversee the implementation of CHAMPS’ strategic plan and to work with the CHAMPS Executive Committee and Board of Directors to lead the organization in achieving its mission. Julie’s major accomplishments during her tenure with CHAMPS include increased visibility and effectiveness of the Association, increased membership in the Association, increased non-federal and federal revenue of the Association, and increased collaborative partnerships. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, CO where she received the Karen Patterson Award for Community/Organizational Change and graduated with Honors. Prior to working for CHAMPS, Julie worked for the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art/Smithsonian Institution and US Representative Patricia Schroeder. In her free time, Julie enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends, family, and rescued dogs.
Jen Anderson, MPH
Clinical Quality Improvement Director
Jen’s role at CHAMPS is to support the Region VIII health centers with their clinical quality improvement efforts and work towards best practice by offering clinical educational programming. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Baylor University and a Master of Public Health Degree in Community Health Sciences with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joining CHAMPS in 2015, Jen brings ten years’ experience in non-profit management, including leading the development of a startup organization, Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their very energetic dog, Hannah.
Workforce Development & Member Services Director
Andrea’s focus at CHAMPS is giving Region VIII health centers the tools they need to attract and retain a talented and dedicated workforce as well as serving the additional needs of CHAMPS members. Andrea joined the group in October 2004. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art, Music, and Museum Studies from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and previously has used her skills at non- and for-profit cultural organizations throughout Denver. When not at CHAMPS, Andrea loves to backpack, climb, garden, paint, play the violin, and especially to enjoy the company of her husband Dusty, daughters Sophie and Asha, and dog Roxy.
Programs Coordinator, Health Center Workforce
Kayla joined the CHAMPS team in August 2023. In her role, Kayla is responsible for the coordination and implementation of CHAMPS’ programs in support of health center staff recruitment and retention and health professions education and training. Kayla has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and brings many years of experience working in the non-profit sector, including time as an AmeriCorps VISTA and a program manager for Colorado Healthcare Corps. In her time outside of work, Kayla enjoys hiking and backpacking with her dog Jax, rock climbing, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.
Programs Coordinator, Membership & Communications
Haleigh joined the CHAMPS team in September 2023. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating CHAMPS’ recognition programs, the maintenance of CHAMPS’ database of Region VIII Health Center Program contacts, and the management and distribution of the organization’s communication outlets, ensuring that relevant information is imparted to the region’s health centers, Primary Care Associations, and other partner organizations. Haleigh received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida and is a proud Florida Gator. She brings prior experience working in nonprofit settings, including time working with an AmeriCorps State program. Outside of work, Haleigh enjoys thrifting, sewing, playing tennis, and exploring local state parks.
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