Amanda Schiessl (she/her), MPP, is the Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP) on Clinical Workforce Development at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC)/Weitzman Institute. In this role, she leads CHC’s work in creating, implementing, and executing innovative training and technical assistance (T/TA) nationally to health centers in the key areas of training the next generation and transforming teams and expanding to emerging issues such as COVID response T/TA and soon- to-launch HIV prevention T/TA. Amanda served as Co-Principal Investigator on the creation of an organizational readiness tool to implement change in Federally Qualified Health Centers, resulting in the creation of the Readiness to Train Assessment Tool. She serves as Project Director for the HRSA HP-ET RTAT national assessment initiative. She recently project-managed CHC’s statewide COVID-19 testing efforts in collaboration with the State of Connecticut. Amanda also served as site lead for Connecticut’s first and largest mass vaccination drive-through clinic, supporting efforts to design, launch and innovate workflows and processes for mass vaccinations.
Amanda started at CHC as the Interprofessional Student Coordinator. Her diverse background in higher education provided her with the skills to develop systems needed to support efforts to train the next generation of health care professionals as outlined in the CHC Healthcare Student Playbook. She served as faculty on the NCA on increasing health professions training in FQHCs. As the Interprofessional Student Coordinator, Amanda provided support to two HRSA grant partnerships with affiliated academic institutions with the objectives of providing comprehensive didactic and clinical experiences that prepare students to deliver effective integrated care services and preparing students upon graduation to provide high-value care within complex health settings for medically underserved communities. Amanda completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health at the University of Connecticut and received a Masters of Public Policy degree with a Health Policy concentration from Trinity College.