Carrie Rheingans is the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) Project Manager. The WHI is a 175-member voluntary collaboration that addresses issues of accessing coverage and accessing coordinated, integrated care for Washtenaw County’s low-income population, with a focus on Medicaid recipients and the uninsured. Carrie oversees the WHI’s numerous community-based projects, coordinates regular meetings of the WHI Steering Committee and all-member group, as well as manages WHI communications. Carrie also serves as co-chair of the Washtenaw County Public Health Department’s Health Improvement Plan Community Health Committee.
Prior to joining CHRT, Carrie worked in the field of HIV and AIDS for eight years, conducting education, outreach, HIV testing, and policy advocacy. She also served as an AmeriCorps National AIDS Fund Program Coordinator in Detroit. Carrie is a co-founder of Casa Latina, Washtenaw County’s first and only Latino community center, of which she now serves as the Director of Civic Engagement. Carrie holds Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work degrees, as well as a B.S. in German studies with a minor in biology, all from the University of Michigan.