Katherine Lechner supports workforce development for member health centers through The Association's apprenticeship programs and other training opportunities, helping to recruit licensed medical professionals for CHCs. Katherine promotes the Medical Assisting and Dental Assisting apprenticeship programs, contributes to the work of the board’s dental, workforce and behavioural health committees, and manages grant directives for innovative healthcare apprenticeship models. Previously she performed similar duties for a seven-county healthcare coalition that manages healthcare initiatives and transformation projects. She has also worked directly with CHOICE Regional Health Network, the backbone organization of the state-designated Accountable Communities of Health. Her training is in communications, marketing and promotional management.