Francie Wolgin to retire July 15 after 22-year career at Interact for Health
Please join us in wishing Francie Wolgin well as she retires from her role as Senior Program Officer, effective July 15.
During her 22 years at Interact for Health, Francie has worked to increase access to health care, first as program officer for community health development and the safety net and most recently leading our school-based health center team. She was instrumental in setting up the MedShare Pharmacy to increase access to affordable medications at 48 Ohio and Kentucky Federally Qualified Health Centers. Francie has also worked to add health and hygiene products to the Freestore Foodbank.
Interact for Health has funded 39 SBHCs that improve children's health by providing primary, behavioral, vision and dental health care in schools. Francie has been a driving force behind these efforts, working closely with medical partners and schools to open centers across Greater Cincinnati. She also directs our nursing scholarship competition and managed our capacity building program for 12 years.
In 2019, Francie received the Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Leadership Award from Mount St. Joseph University and was recognized as the nurse leader for the first Florence Nightingale Team Excellence in Nursing Award by the University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing, where Francie earned her master's degree.
Though stepping down from her Interact for Health duties, Francie will continue to serve as executive director of Growing Well, which provides oversight, planning and support for SBHCs in Greater Cincinnati.
A celebration of Francie's contributions will be planned in the coming months and details will be announced here.