Speaker Abayasekara

Allison joined the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved in 2014 and directs all of ACU’s programs, trainings, and education curricula. In her role as Vice-President for Training and Programs, Allison serves as the director of the STAR² Center, a federally funded National Cooperative Agreement with the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Allison is a national expert in clinical workforce design and strategy, and has worked to improve access to care for underserved populations for almost a decade. She began her career building a statewide workforce program at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers, and then served as the program manager for the Primary Care Association and Health Center Controlled Network department at the National Association of Community Health Centers.