Community Advisory Council
Families USA has launched a Community Advisory Council (C.A.C) with the goal to ensure that community feedback is reflected and prioritized across all of Families USA’s work. The C.A.C will be a resource for Families USA to assess the impact and feasibility of proposed policy solutions on affected communities. Additionally, the C.A.C will work to center the issues of marginalized
populations and localities as part of our policy analysis and solutions, providing insight on intended and unintended consequences of our recommendations.
Meet the Members
Families USA is proud to introduce the members of the Community Advisory Council. These individuals have demonstrated significant impact in their communities and are ready to support Families USA in ensuring that every individual living in the United States has access to quality health care and can achieve optimal health, regardless of where they live, work, learn, or play. Get to know our Community Advisory Councilmembers through their bios below.
Nicki is the lead Community Dental Health Coordinator for the Smile On 65+ program, a statewide initiative improving the oral health of older adults in Tennessee. Nicki holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in counseling psychology along with her dental hygiene degree from Tennessee State University. She has over 38 years of a progressive career as a Registered Dental Hygienist serving as a clinical provider, dental hygiene educator and now in the role as a CDHC. During her clinical time, she also served as president of her local dental hygiene association and championed the role of southeast liaison for the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Stan is a retired Sr. Manager for Customer Relations at Oncor, the largest electric utility distribution company in the State of Texas. Stan is currently serving as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Community Health Service Agency, Inc. of Hunt County dba Carevide, where Stan has been a board member that has served in all capacities for nearly 25 years. Stan has been very involved in the Community Health Center movement during his tenure as a board member, and he is very active with legislative affairs both in Texas and Washington, DC. Stan recently served on the Rural Health Committee of NACHC in addition to serving as Vice Chair on the Consumer Committee. nI 2017 he was awarded the NACHC Betsey K. Cooke Grassroots MVP Award and the 2021 NACHC Grassroots Hall of Fame Award, in 2023 a recipient of the Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award.
Stan is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMU-C) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology.
Interested in the Community Advisory Council?
Interested in serving on the Community Advisory Council? Submit this interest form, and a member of the Health Equity team at Families USA will be in touch.