Brooke joined The Center in August 2019 as a Program Specialist for the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. She provides education, coaching, and technical assistance to selected hospitals, clinics, and their communities to make in-depth health system enhancements. Brooke is also a part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project team. She participates in onsite technical consultations to target financial and quality improvement to assist small rural hospitals transition to value-based care, population health management, and Alternative Payment Models.
Brooke previously worked in the St. Luke’s Hospital system in Duluth, Minnesota. She worked as a Clinical Assistant for seven years and as a Care Coordinator for five. She played an integral part in leading the system’s efforts to obtain health care home certification and implement chronic care management. Her work addressed areas of care coordination, chronic care management, population health, clinical quality improvement, chronic disease management, integrated behavioral health, community education, social determinants of health, homeless outreach, marketing, LGTBQ+ inclusion, and social justice initiatives. She also served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Attorney Program.
Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts in Global Relations from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2018. This interdisciplinary studies degree includes psychology, sociology, communication, and global studies with an emphasis in multicultural awareness. Brooke received her Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting in 2005 from Duluth Business University.