Merrill Press

SVP, Development and Innovation, NACHC

Merrill is Senior Vice President of Development & Innovation at the National Association of Community Health Centers. Merrill leads NACHC’s efforts to develop and leverage opportunities for Community Health Centers to prepare for and address emerging and future challenges to their core mission of advancing access to health care in the United States. She works across NACHC’s divisions and with external partners to equip health centers with innovative strategies, tools and resources to achieve improved health outcomes and health equity, as well as greater efficiency and value. Prior to joining NACHC officially in 2020, Merrill was Senior Vice President of Philip W. Johnston Associates and for more than 20 years consulted with NACHC, Primary Care Associations, Community Health Centers, hospitals and other health care organizations to manage federal affairs issues. Merrill began her career at the non-profit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights as a manager of its awards programs and as an events and fundraising specialist.