Physician Led Access Network of Collier County (PLAN) has expanded its staff, hiring Yvonne Hill as Program Manager.
PLAN works to coordinate access for Collier County’s low-income residents to a network of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare facilities that provide primary and specialty healthcare services, which include consultations, procedures, surgeries and lab services.
Hill brings a wealth of experience in management, marketing, business development, and training, with many years of her career devoted to nonprofits. Her major focus at PLAN will be expanding their network of healthcare providers so that more people can be served and managing the organization’s grants, among other duties.
“I’m excited to help further PLAN’s mission to provide quality healthcare for low-income, uninsured residents of Collier County,” Hill said of her new role. “PLAN has been a great resource for people in need. I hope to continue growing their impact and getting local physicians engaged and excited to help us.”
Hill, a New Jersey native, has a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing from Rider University, a Master of Arts in education and community affairs from William Paterson College, and a Bachelor of Arts in urban education from Rutgers University. She has worked in a variety of roles in her career, including as founder and project manager of Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub, an urban farm, garden, and produce stand, founder/president of Circle of Community Leadership Inc. in Fort Myers, and a community partnership specialist for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, in New York City. She has served on a number of local boards including the African Network of Southwest Florida, Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee.
PLAN Board member David Whalley believes Yvonne Hill’s diverse educational experience, coupled with her work in marketing, management, and leadership roles, will help Hill to engage the physician community to get involved in PLAN’s efforts to serve the uninsured in our community. “We’re thrilled to bring in a woman of Yvonne’s caliber to the team,” Whalley said. “Our hope is to reinvigorate the physician community in Collier County to continue serving more residents in need.”
Healthcare providers enrolled with PLAN provide services pro bono to patients. More than 3,820 medical appointments were facilitated last year through the help of more than 150 volunteer physicians and healthcare providers who provided over $4.4 million in direct care to patients.