Shawn K. Frick is Vice President, PCA and Network Relations at the National Association of Community Health Centers. He arrived at the organizaion in 2010 with an extensive career with the Community Health Center program and government affairs already established. In his current role, he advises State Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks how to implement consistent strategies for strengthening and expanding health centers across the country. He is also responsible for monitoring managed/accountable care trends and designing appropriate responses to new care delivery models.
From 2005-2010, Shawn was the President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC). During his tenure Shawn was able to double the number of patients served to nearly 550,000 including the creation of ten New Start Community Health Centers across Ohio. Prior to being named CEO, Shawn began at OACHC in 2004 as the Director of Government Affairs. He started his government affairs career at the Illinois Primary Health Care Association in 1993.
Shawn has been recognized numerous times at the local, state and national levels for his work promoting Community Health Centers and access to primary care. He has also served on many state and national boards, commissions and advisory panels. Shawn is a proud graduate of Bowling Green State University (B.A.) and the University of Illinois (M.A).