About Us

The WYPCA has supported health centers in Wyoming for over 20 years to help them serve their communities

Our Services-

  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Grant Writing Services and Assistance
  • Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Marketing of Wyoming Health Centers
  • Comprehensive Health Center Assesments
  • Recruitment and Retention Assistance and Support
  • Accreditation and Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Sources and Assistance

Our Staff-

Jan Cartwright – Executive Director

Bio

Jan Cartwright has worked with community health centers (CHCs) in Wyoming for almost 12 years at the Wyoming Primary Care Association and has served as the Executive Director for the past six. She describes her move to the WYPCA as the smartest and luckiest event in her career.

The best part of her work, she reports, is supporting the growth of community health centers in Wyoming and integrating their work to provide quality care for the under-served. This is only possible because of strong collaborations within the community health center network regionally and nationally, the partnership with the Wyoming Office of Rural Health and with many other safety-net and non-profit allies.

Outside of work, she is a member of the Cheyenne League of Women Voters and has a keen interest in mental health and equity issues. Jan is a native of Casper, Wyoming and has a BSW from the University of Wyoming/Casper College.  She has five grown children and three grandchildren who are all the brightest parts of her life. 

You can reach Jan at [email protected].

Jeff Kaus – Director of Strategy

Bio

A Wyoming native, Jeff returned home after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps, which he served primarily in the communication and strategy sector and received numerous personal awards. A deep sense of servant leadership and a passion for helping people achieve their goals and obtain prosperity, and cohesive team building are the driving factors that he looks to bolster at every opportunity.

 Jeff is a self-proclaimed hobby collector, an avid hunter, zythologist, gardener, apiarist, nature photographer, and fine arts practitioner. This illustrates that his interests are broad and vast as the Wyoming horizon. Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Mary with an MS in Business. He is the father of four and is excited to finally be home and have this position to continue bringing together people and solutions.

Contact Jeff at [email protected]

Courtney Mason – Data and Health Informatics

Bio

Courtney spent the first several years of her career at a local HMO, managing the underwriting department.  Following a move to the Omaha area, she led the first data and analytics team in the Medicaid and Long-Term Care Division at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  Courtney also managed the special projects team, procuring physical health and dental contracts for the Nebraska Medicaid program.  Prior to her return to the private sector, Courtney served as the Managed Care and Long-Term Services and Supports Administrator, overseeing the contract teams of three physical health and behavioral health managed care and one dental health managed care contractors.

Most recently Courtney worked for a large insurance company, serving as a senior project manager and business change agent.  Courtney’s passion for improvements to healthcare access, along with her project management and continuous improvement experience, make her a great fit with our highly collaborative team.

Following almost a decade away from “home”, Courtney and her husband Mike are excited to be back and reconnecting with their community.  Courtney and Mike have been active in dog rescue, fostering over 120 dogs.  They have a few fur children of their own, two grown humans and a high schooler who keep them busy and always laughing.

Email Courtney at [email protected]

 

Carolyn Conlin – Clinical Project Manager 

Bio

Carolyn is the Clinical Project Manager at WYPCA where she leads the Communicable Disease Testing and Treatment Capacity Project, which include implementing evidence-based screening recommendations to increase treatment of communicable diseases with a focus on HIV and Hep C.

She has a successful background in leading a case management department for a non-profit agency. Carolyn has a passion working for underserved populations while creating a positive impact in her local community. She served on the Early Childhood Hunger Operation Board as a Board Member in Warrensburg, MO and organized a variety of events to increase the quality of life for the residents in her community. Carolyn holds a master’s degree from California Southern University.

Carolyn is an Arizona native, however she calls Cheyenne, WY her home. Beyond her work at WYPCA, Carolyn has two children and a husband, who serves in the US Air Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Carolyn can be reached at [email protected]

 

Devin Spencer – Training Manager 

Bio

Devin has spent the majority of his life in northern Colorado and is thrilled to experience and relocate to Wyoming. Devin recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership. Throughout this course of study, he was able to learn how people are able to work together and what makes a team function properly. It is his goal to make a difference where he works. It is also his belief you are able to get out of work what you put into it, which is why he loves working with people who share the same passion he does in the work.

In Devin’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his dogs and going camping when possible. He is close to his family and will spend time with them on the weekends as well as working on house projects. While he says he is not a contractor, it does bring him a sense of accomplishment to fix lights, doors, or cabinets in the house. This goes to show that he is willing to try anything he puts him mind too. WYPCA has given him a way to put his degree to work and experience life outside of Colorado.

Devin’s email is [email protected]

Our Board-

CEO – Heritage Health Center
Colette Mild
Board President
CEO – HealthWorks
David Squires
Board Vice President
Clinic Director – Educational Health Center of Wyoming in Casper
Dave Svoboda
Board Treasurer
 

CEO – Montana Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Council

Carol Townsend

Board Secretary 

Executive Director – Community Action Partnership of Natrona County

Marilyn Dymond Wagner, MSW

 
Program Director – Crossroads Healthcare Clinic

Scott Cheney

 
CEO – Bear Lake Community Health Centers
LaVal Jensen
 

Program Specialist – The Office of Rural Health

Keri Wagner

Ex-Officio Member

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