Amanda Schiessl MPP

Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator, Community Health Center Inc./Weitzman Institute

As the Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator of the National Cooperative Agreement on Clinical Workforce Development, Amanda leads CHC’s work in creating, implementing and executing innovative training and technical assistance nationally to health centers in the key areas of training the next generation and transforming teams. Amanda started at CHC as the Interprofessional Student Coordinator. Her diverse background in higher education provided her with the skills to develop systems needed to support the efforts to train the next generation of health care professionals as outlined in the CHC Healthcare Student Playbook. She served as faculty on the NCA on increasing health professions training in FQHCs. As the Interprofessional Student Coordinator, Amanda provided support to two HRSA grant partnerships with affiliated academic institutions with the objectives of providing comprehensive didactic and clinical experiences that prepare students to deliver effective integrated care services, and preparing students upon graduation to provide high-value care within complex health settings for medically underserved communities. Amanda completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health at the University of Connecticut, and received a Masters of Public Policy degree with a Health Policy concentration from Trinity College.