Mary Kate Brousseau
With front-line experience in health promotion and the delivery of human services, Mary Kate Brousseau is passionate about quality improvement and serving vulnerable populations.
Mary Kate has experience developing, implementing, and evaluating state and regional programs focused on preventive and primary care. Most recently, she created and directed the National Capital Area Breast Health Quality Consortium, a project funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The consortium fosters a regional learning community and engages in data collection and on-site process improvement to drive systems change throughout the entire system of care to reduce disparities and improve outcomes for low-income women. She also has managed a Medicaid project to assist safety-net primary care providers through the transition to serve and bill for Medicaid patients.
During her time at the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Mary Kate refined health promotion, data collection, and patient navigation services as the program transitioned to a state-administered program.
For nearly four years she coordinated community development, technical assistance, and clinical workforce development programs at the Oregon Primary Care Association while collaborating with other state and federal agencies to enhance health care services in Oregon. She gained extensive knowledge of the health system, grants, and the importance of the community health center model to ensure access to care.
Mary Kate received her master’s degree from Oregon State University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
When she’s not working, you’ll likely find Mary Kate hiking, running a race or trying out a new recipe or restaurant.