Bow woman honored for community health work
Tess Stack Kuenning of Bow, executive director of Bi-State Primary Care Association, was named the 2013 Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University. The program provides an opportunity for leaders in the community health field to come to the university’s Department of Health Policy to work with the students and faculty. Visitors may serve as guest lecturers, student advisers and mentors. Visitors also assist with the development of the Geiger Gibson Program and engage in specific scholarship.
Since 1995, Stack Kuenning has served as the executive director of the Bi-State Primary Care Association. She has worked with federal, regional and state policy makers, health policy organizations, foundations, and payers to develop strategies and programs that promote, sustain and build community-based primary health care services for everyone in Vermont and New Hampshire. She is engaged in federal and state health care reform efforts.