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Jodi Chappell MitchellJodi Chappell Mitchell
Senior Director of Engagement and Programs


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Jodi Mitchell is the senior director of engagement and programs for The Center for Health Affairs. In this role, she oversees the organization’s nonprofit programs and services, including community health, emergency preparedness, finance and reimbursement, and substance use and behavioral health.

With more than 25 years of healthcare policy and advocacy experience on the federal, state and local level, Mitchell leads partnerships with member hospitals, community collaborators and local officials to ensure programming aligns with The Center’s mission along with member and community needs.

Mitchell previously served as a health equity specialist for Aetna, a CVS Health Company. Prior to that role, she started her own consulting business and advised businesses, employers and community coalitions, providing planning strategy and project management in health policy, community health and business development. Her experience includes engaging with healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and the private sector to connect to community health improvement initiatives given the shared value relating to workforce development, population health and a vital economy.

Demonstrating her skills as a collaborator who builds strategic relationships to achieve common goals and collective impact, Mitchell previously served as a health policy program officer for Mount Sinai Health Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio and the executive director for Kentucky Voices for Health, a statewide consumer health advocacy organization in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mitchell began her career in the Ohio Legislature as a legislative assistant covering health and education issues. Her experience in health policy also includes roles with the American Optometric Association; American Academy of Audiology; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Smith, Bucklin and Associates; and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

She received her undergraduate degree in political science from Bowling Green State University (BGSU), served on the BGSU Alumni Board of Directors and is a member of the Cleveland Bridge Builders class of 2017.