Pennsylvania Association of

Community Health Centers

Supporting Pennsylvania's health centers in increasing access to quality primary health care for all

Our Corporate Members

PACHC connects with organizations in support of quality, affordable health care for all.

PACHC Corporate Members:







Aetna Better Health of PA

Aetna Better Health of PA and Aetna Better Health Kids provide health benefits and manage the care of people enrolled in Medical Assistance and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Aetna believes in delivering care through a collaborative approach and partnering with providers who deliver quality and effective care to achieve the best outcomes.  Aetna Better Health recently earned Commendable level full health plan accreditation by NCQA for their Medical Assistance and CHIP lines of business; the award is for the period December 27, 2017 through December 27, 2020.  “At Aetna Better Health, we believe in improving every life we touch as good stewards to those we serve.”

Alicia LaFrance, Director of Community Development
AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania, a member of AmeriHealth Caritas, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 114,000 Medical Assistance recipients across two regions of Pennsylvania: the Lehigh/Capital Zone and the New West Zone. AmeriHealth Caritas offers all of the benefits and services of regular Medical Assistance plus special programs and benefits that are only available to AmeriHealth Caritas members. The goal is to provide a medical home that helps their members access the services they need as well as provide programs to help prevent illness and injury.
Jessica Yasher, Director, Provider Network Management

With more than 20 years of service to the community, Gateway Health strongly believes in doing things “a better way.” Gateway delivers quality and affordable health care for its members as well as assists members in many aspects of their daily lives that affect their health and well-being.  A variety of health plan options for beneficiaries eligible for Medicaid or Medicare are offered through a large network of top-notch physicians, hospitals and health providers to ensure access to quality health care. 

Ryan Paul, Director of FQHC Contracting and Servicing


Highmark Blue Shield

Highmark Blue Shield is proud to support and provide programming that strengthens communities, whether through direct grants, through partnerships with community organizations, or through internally developed initiatives. 
Highmark Inc. and its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates collectively are among the ten largest health insurers in the US and comprise the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization. Highmark Inc. and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia serving 5 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Its diversified businesses serve group customers and individual needs through dental insurance, vision care, and other related businesses.  “Our mission is to make high-quality health care readily available, easily understandable and truly affordable in the communities we serve.”

Kathleen McKenzie, VP Community Affairs 
Highmark Blue Shield

Yvonne Cook, President
Highmark Foundation 


Nonstop Wellnes
The Nonstop Wellness program from Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services Inc. deflates the annual costs of healthcare for community health centers while eliminating all copays, deductibles and coinsurance for the employee.  Our mission is to support the growth and sustainability of CHCs – starting with the health and well-being of their people, who work tirelessly each day to make our communities healthier.  Nonstop is a proud partner in the Value in Benefits program from Community Health Ventures, business affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers. Learn more at

Jody Schreffler


PA Health & Wellness (CENTENE)

Established to deliver quality health care in the state of Pennsylvania through local, regional and community-based resources, PA Health & Wellness is a Managed Care Organization and subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Pennsylvania Health and Wellness exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Our approach is based on the core belief that quality health care is best delivered locally.
Helen Bryson, Vice President & Director



Arnett Carbis Toothman (ACT) is one of the region's leading accounting firms with offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. ACT maintains a reputation for professional excellence and provides a broad array of tax, assurance, accounting and consulting services to a diverse client base throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the contiguous states. Key sector specialties include financial institutions, health care, oil & gas, construction, manufacturing and not-for-profit.

Michael Garczynski, CPA, Partner – Health Care Services


Athenahealth partners with medical organizations across the country to drive clinical and financial results. Our vision is to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all, and we are pursuing this through our medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement and care coordination service offerings. Our expert teams build modern technology on an open, connected ecosystem, yielding insights that make a difference for our customers and their patients. For more information, please visit 
Mary Ponziani, Group Marketing Associate

BKD LLP CPAs & Advisors

BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Dedicated professionals offer solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management. Through a combination of insight and the ideas of multiple disciplines, BKD provides solutions in a wide range of industries, including health care, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, construction and real estate, as well as government entities, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
David C. Fields, CPA, CMA, CFM, Partner
CORE is a non-profit organ procurement organization dedicated to promoting donation, education and research for the purpose of saving and improving the quality of life through organ, tissue and corneal transplantation. CORE works closely with donor families and health care professionals to deliver the gift of hope by coordinating the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation and also facilitating the computerized matching of donated organs, tissues and corneas.
Susan Stuart, President/CEO


The Gift of Life Donor Program is the non-profit organ and tissue donor program serving hospitals and patients in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware, through the recovery and distribution of organs and tissues used in life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. Gift of Life serves as a community resource by providing support for families of donors as well as transplant recipients and their families and serves as a leader in the advancement of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Howard M. Nathan, President & CEO
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, is committed to helping people live healthier lives. UnitedHealthcare through its insurance products and services seeks to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people they serve and their communities.  UnitedHealthcare works with healthcare professionals and other key partners to expand access to high quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. UnitedHealthcare also supports the physician/patient relationship and empowers people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions. 




CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services to help clients succeed professionally and personally. Grounded in public accounting, CLA has provided quality service and experience for more than 60 years with offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting and Pittsburgh.

Seth Brody