Charise is the Program Director for CHCI’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Programs. In this role Charise manages the operations and growth of CHCI’s NP Residency Programs which includes training programs for Family, Adult-Gerontology, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. In addition, Charise also serves an expert faculty and coach on the National Collaborative Agreement on Clinical Workforce Development funded through HRSA. In this role, Charise supports organizations in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of new postgraduate NP Residency Programs at FQHCs across the country. Charise has developed expertise in the development, planning, implementation and operation of postgraduate NP Residency Programs, particularly focused on the safety net setting. Charise also serves as a member on CHCI’s Emerging Leadership Team as well as Wetizman’s Education Programs Leadership team.
Charise joined CHCI in 2010 as the Program Manager for the Statewide Mobile Program and Community Wellness Programs, overseeing the organization’s in-school dental program, Community HealthCorps program, and a portfolio community wellness programs. In 2012, Charise became the Director of Middlesex County Sites, managing the daily operations of three of CHC’s primary care health center locations. She joined the Weitzman Institute in 2014 as a Program Manager for the NP Residency Programs. Charise completed training at the Dartmouth Institute and is a certified Clinical Microsystems coach. She also completed a 10-month Health Leadership Fellowship through the Connecticut Health Foundation focused on system-based strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities in Connecticut.
Charise earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from the University of Connecticut’s School of Business and a Masters of Arts degree in Health Communication from Emerson College in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine.