Contact Information:

181 E 56th Avenue, Suite 501 Denver, CO  80216 Phone: 303-957-0635 Fax: 866-316-4995


Phillip Thompson, Executive Director (ext. 6)

About: Phillip Thompson has served as NNOHA’s third executive director since June 2014. Prior experience includes serving as a chief financial officer for a community health center in Denver, Colorado.  Before joining the CHC world Phillip worked in behavioral health administration at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and ambulatory care management at University of Colorado Hospital.  A native of Fort Worth, Phillip has degrees in history and healthcare administration respectively from Baylor and Trinity Universities in Texas.

Contact for: Partnerships, contracts, TA requests, development and anything NNOHA.

Dr. Irene Hilton, Dental Consultant (ext. 4)

About: Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH served on the Board of Directors for six years before becoming NNOHA’s Dental Consultant in 2011. She is also a staff dentist at the San Francisco Department of Health.

Contact for: Technical assistance, especially in the areas of clinical topics, oral health integration, and safety-net program promising practices.

Amy Whipple Derrick, Project Director (ext. 5)

About:  Amy has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelors of Science in Social Work. She comes to NNOHA with 22 years of non-profit experience including program development, leadership training, project management, event planning, community education, advocacy, fund raising, and cross cultural relations.

Contact for:  NOHIIN, SOHSN, NOHLI, NNOHA programs, Continuing Education

Debra Schmidt, Member Services Manager (ext. 2)

About: Debra has over 12 years experience in local government community health initiatives, project management and communications.  She has a MPH from Northern Illinois University, BS in Management and Marketing and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Contact for: NNOHA Membership, HRSA Cooperative Agreement, and Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative Program

Jennifer Hebert, Accountant (ext. 3)

About: With NNOHA since 2011, Jenn Hebert is a CPA. As the NNOHA accountant and finance coordinator, Jenn handles all NNOHA accounting and finance related inquiries and projects.

Contact for: Accounts receivable and payable, grant finance coordinator, and all other accounting and finance related activities.

Jodi Padilla, Project Manager (ext. 7)

About: Before joining NNOHA in 2014, Jodi worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation and Janus Capital Group. She has an MBA from National University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Diego State University.

Contact for: Policy and advocacy issues and NOHLI

 Rachel Johnston, Manager of Administrative & Technical Services (ext. 8)

About: Rachel has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Webster University. Before joining NNOHA in 2017, she worked in operations for an online start-up and in program management for a membership association.

Contact for: Dental Dashboard and NNOHA Dental Benchmarking Initiative

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