President and CEO, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
Jessica Yanow is the President & Chief Executive Officer for the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) and Collaborative Ventures Network. Prior to returning to AACHC as CEO in November 2021, Jessica provided leadership as Senior Manager of Community & Health Advancement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, developing and executing statewide strategies/initiatives to improve Arizonans’ health. Previously, Jessica spent 11 years at AACHC, serving as COO (2014-2019) and Director of Women’s Health Programs & Grant Administration (2008-2014).
Jessica graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and minors in near eastern and Judaic studies and women’s studies from Brandeis University. She holds a Master of Public Health in community health practice from the University of Arizona. She completed the Geiger Gibson capstone fellowship in community health and leadership at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and is certified in federal grants management by Management Concepts. Jessica is a member of the Arizona Public Health Association and participated in Valley Leadership’s inaugural Catalyst class of 2022.