Our team

Bobbie Hangen
Executive Director
Bobbie Hangen is the Executive Director at CHIPA. Bobbie is passionate about transforming Value Based Payment to a model that is beneficial to those receiving care, those providing care, and those paying for care. Prior to joining CHIPA, Bobbie led another FQHC-led IPA in the Western New York region for three years, gaining experience in Value Based Payment and contract negotiation. During her tenure there, she focused on reducing total cost of care, increasing utilization of preventative care, accurate coding, and chronic disease management. Bobbie has a strong health insurance background, previously working with plans on HEDIS, Medicare Stars, and Care Coordination. Bobbie holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration and is a Board Member for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. Bobbie finds fulfillment in working with FQHCs and believes there is a little bit of magic that occurs when FQHCs collaborate.
Damaris Lopez-Diaz
Senior Vice President, Population Health
Damaris Lopez-Diaz is the Vice President of Population Health, spearheading strategic initiatives to improve the network’s performance in quality metrics. Damaris has over 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and informatics in the profit and non-profit sectors. In the last 10 years, she has embraced the successes and opportunities shared in the Federally Quality Health Center world within New York. Damaris has presented at several national and state conferences, including NCQA and CHCANYS. She holds an MBA in Healthcare Management and BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies. Other skills include consulting practices in achieving PCMH recognition, value-based care transformation, and being well-versed in NCQA and HRSA reporting. In her spare time, Damaris enjoys spending time with family, baking, and reading non-fiction books.
Rose Little
Director of Clinical Partnerships
Rose Little is the Director of Clinical Partnerships. As an RN with over 15+ years of experience, she has held clinical, leadership, and administrative roles in hospital and outpatient settings. In her current role at CHIPA, she leads projects related to Transitions of Care and collaborates with NYS FQHCs, health plans, and CBOs to foster value-based transformation practices to enhance the delivery of care to marginalized populations. She is studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner to expand the work she does with underserved communities. Rose serves on the Leadership Orange and Victory Hill Therapeutic Horsemanship boards, co-chairs Leadership Orange’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee, and is an Orange County Human Rights Commissioner. Family, strengthening community, and health equity are central to her personal and professional endeavors. A quote she is passionate about is from Martin Luther King, Jr., “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane”.
Paige Detor
Population Health Specialist
Paige Detor joined CHIPA in 2020 as a Population Health Specialist. In this role, she is dedicated to driving clinical quality improvement and process change to support health centers succeed in their value-based payment arrangements. She has a decade of experience in healthcare administration with a focus on population health, healthcare IT, behavioral health, and program management. Prior to working at CHIPA, she held positions at the Long Island Home and NYU School of Medicine. Paige holds an Master’s of Public Administration degree in Health Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Chelsea White
Population Health Specialist
Chelsea White is a Population Health Specialist at CHIPA, where she works with her designated portfolio of health centers to focus on improving healthcare quality and decrease healthcare costs. She has been working in various healthcare industry roles for over a decade. Prior to joining CHIPA, Chelsea worked for an Accountable Care Organization, at a healthcare consulting firm, and as a medical assistant. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys strength training, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Josavis Almanzar
Population Health Specialist
Josavis Almanzar is a dedicated population health specialist with a passion for improving the well-being of communities. Josavis is a graduate of SUNY Albany, with a degree in public health. She is dedicated to analyzing health data, identifying key trends, and developing targeted interventions. Prior to joining CHIPA, Josavis worked for New York City Health and Hospitals, various Health Insurance Companies, and as a medical assistant. With over 12 years in Healthcare, Population Health policy, and community engagement, Josavis has made significant strides in promoting healthier lifestyles and reducing health disparities. In her spare time, Josavis enjoys eating pizza and ice cream while watching crime documentaries and horror movies.
Allison Laquidara
Administrative Coordinator
Allison Laquidara is the Administrative Coordinator for CHIPA working in healthcare administration for over 15 years. Allison began her career working as a certified nursing assistant in long term care and hospital settings based on a passion for helping those who are more vulnerable. In her current position, Allison manages the logistics and communications for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board collaborating with senior leadership on the development and distribution of meeting materials and governance related issues. In addition, Allison supports CHIPA operations through the development of policy, programs, planning and implementation of processes to support organizational goals. In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and being outdoors.
Kimber Barton
Data and Reporting Analyst
Kimber Barton is CHIPA’s Data and Reporting Analyst. She has created and maintains a MySQL database with claims and membership data, along with other payer-supplied data. She has been working in the healthcare industry since 1999. Prior to joining CHIPA, Kimber worked in both the payer and provider sides of healthcare, as a healthcare IT project manager, and as the director of Clinical Decision Support at an academic medical center. Kimber has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. She also has a Master of Science in Health Informatics from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Kimber is passionate about data quality and finding patterns in data to assist our members to get the care they need.