Tracy joined The Center in 2009 and directs the development and implementation of population and community health services for hospitals, networks and states in alignment with The Center’s vision to sustain and improve health care in rural communities. She serves as a subject matter expert to clients on population health, strategic planning, community health needs assessments and strategies for transitioning to value-based health care.
She is responsible for the direction of the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), including strategic planning and work plan development and implementation. In addition to providing technical support, education and information to 45 state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Programs and 46 state SHIP awardees, she is responsible for the provision of excellent technical assistance, timely educational events, and relevant resources for Flex and SHIP Programs, critical access hospitals, and emergency medical services.
Tracy was a National Rural Health Association fellow in 2017, completing a policy piece on community health workers. She has been published relating to her previous work in infectious disease epidemiology.
Tracy has worked in public health at the state, local, and tribal levels. She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Public Health from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
Tracy resides in Duluth, Minnesota with her family and wire haired dachshunds. She enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, figure skating, baking, and spending time with her daughters.