HC One Announces New Executive Director: Twylla Dillion, MBA, PhD.

Published September 15, 2020 under Blog

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Dear Friends,

The HealthConnect One Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Dr. Twylla Dillion as our new Executive Director. She is joining the organization on Monday, September 14, 2020.

She comes to HealthConnect One from the United Way of Greater Rochester and has also recently served as lead for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) Black Maternal Mortality project with the Healthy Baby Network. Her experience in maternal-child health, community-based participatory research (CBPR), Medicaid reform and philanthropy will be an asset to HealthConnect One as we begin this next chapter of our organizational story.

Dr. Dillion shares our commitment to advance respectful, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting. Dr. Dillion believes that “to ensure equity, all mothers should have access to the tools needed to guide their birth experience, including advocacy, birth equity, and breastfeeding, doula, and community health worker support. HealthConnect One plays a pivotal role in supporting birth equity, and I am proud to join the organization at this crucial time.”

The HealthConnect One Board and staff look forward to working with Dr. Dillion to advance equity in maternal and child health, so that every baby, mother, and family can thrive in a healthy community.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Dillion to HealthConnect One – I know that she is eager to connect with you and all of our partners and friends in the weeks to come.


Mairita Smiltars,
Board President
HealthConnect One

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