The establishment of the i2i Center for Integrative Health represents the evolution of the NC Council of Community Programs’ 34 year legacy of collaboration and advocacy in addressing behavioral, I-DD, and primary healthcare. With a newly appointed board of healthcare and industry leaders, i2i provides a unique opportunity to bring together a broad spectrum of leaders who share the goal of ensuring effective whole person care within the publicly funded system.
We invite you to join with us.
Collectively, our team has over nine decades of state and national experience in physical, behavioral and I-DD healthcare and proficiency in helping diverse organizations collaborate, communicate, and resolve critical policy issues.
i2i will Convene a broad spectrum of stakeholders to address policy, Strategize around critical issues and Activate solutions to ensure quality, whole-person care.
To foster collaborative and evidence-based initiatives for improving the quality and efficacy of the behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use care and support services systems within a comprehensive system of whole person care.
To be the trusted convener of the broad coalition of perspectives engaged and invested in improving the quality of care and quality of life for North Carolinians through strategic partnerships, rigorous research and education, and exploration of best practices.
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Mary Hooper is i2i’s Executive Director. In this position, she has provided leadership in all aspects of the evolving organization. She is responsible to the Center’s Board of Directors in all matters of governance, and she is responsible for and to i2i staff on all areas of organizational functioning and decision-making.
Mary brings to i2i almost 30 years’ professional experience in behavioral health, both as a clinician and as an administrator. Clinically, she provided treatment for court-involved adolescents with substance use issues, for children and adolescents in a psychiatric hospital, and for adolescents in residential and day treatment programs. Administratively, she managed multiple inpatient hospital units, served as assistant director for residential treatment facilities, was Director of Children and Youth Services for Orange, Person, Chatham Area Program, and was Clinical Administrator at the Center for Child and Family Health. Mary joined the NC Council of Community Programs in 2003, served in a variety of roles, and accepted the position of Executive Director in 2013. She is a firm believer in the power of collaboration, the importance of integrated care, and the absolute need for the voices of consumers.
Mary received her MSW from the Florida State University.
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Ann Rodriguez is i2i’s Assistant Director. In this role, she has primary responsibility for the
identification of key issues and direction of the Center’s policy work. Ann plays an integral part in all aspects of collaborative development, and she serves as i2i’s representative on a number of statewide committees. Ann is also involved at the research level, investigates grant opportunities, and provides leadership with training activities.
Ann’s early professional experience included legislative support to the US Congress as well as nursing home administration. Since 1994, through her work with the NC Council of Community Programs, she further developed her skills in lobbying, facilitation, and policy development. Ann is recognized as a key player in the development of numerous policies related to the Medicaid (b)(c) waiver and to general system improvements. Her interest in the health care field was evidenced at an early age through part-time work at local nursing homes, volunteer work with Special Olympics and family member health care. Ann’s deep commitment to supporting a successful public system grew out of a personal family experience where she saw the benefits of public services first hand.
Ann holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University.
Development and Communications Director
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Jean Overstreet is i2i’s Development and Communications Director. She has over 28 years of experience in the non-profit/association field. As the Development and Communications Director she is responsible for i2i’s communications around policy, advocacy and system updates. With over 23 years of dedication to those managing, providing, and receiving MH/IDD/SUD services while Director of Marketing and Communications for the NC Council of Community Programs, Jean is committed to effective and meaningful care integration that truly improves the lives and health of those utilizing public services.
As the point person for development, Jean demonstrates her interest and attention to those who want to support i2i’s collaborative policy work through her ability to maximize the benefits of the legacy organization’s advertising and exhibition activities on behalf of sponsors and supporters. Jean is known for her attention to detail and placing a high value on the interests of organizations seeking to support and invest in i2i activities.
Jean will continue to be responsible for our longstanding annual statewide conferences – the Spring Forum in June and the well-known Pinehurst Conference in early December.
Jean holds a BA in Political Science from Drew University.
Finance and Operations Director
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Aviance Robertson is i2i’s Finance and Operations Director. In this capacity, she is responsible for the organization’s overall financial wellbeing, all Human Resource and staff benefit issues, regulatory requirements, contracts, grants administration, and other back room activities necessary for the day-to-day functioning of the organization.
Aviance brings 17 years’ of progressive experience to her work at i2i, most of that having been served with the NC Council of Community Programs. A true example of a success story, she joined the Council in 2001 as Office Assistant. Since that time, Aviance made it her personal goal to advance professionally by seeking additional duties and the education necessary to fulfill them. As a result, she served in a number of positions within the Council, and in 2007 took on the role of Director of Operations, successfully managing all aspects of that organization’s budget and audits.
Aviance holds a BBA in Accounting from NC Central University and a Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University.