“Michelle’s experience in FQHC operations with Legacy and her unique background makes her a perfect fit for us,” said Chase Brexton CEO Patrick Mutch. “She understands the complexities of the modern health care industry, and is a knowledgeable and dynamic leader. We’re certain she can make an immediate impact.”
When she begins work in late February, Barrera will take over for interim President of Operations Joseph Lavelle and will oversee day-to-day operations of Chase Brexton’s five centers in Mount Vernon, Columbia, Easton, Glen Burnie, and Randallstown, as well as the student health center at MICA.
Barrera is a registered nurse and received a Juris Doctorate from University of Texas. She has previously worked for several Houston-area health care systems and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I believe in ensuring quality health care is accessible to those who are often underserved. To be able to bring my experiences in nursing, law, health care leadership, and in FQHC operations to a provider like Chase Brexton is an incredible opportunity,” Barrera said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Chase Brexton mission and look forward to collaborating with this amazing team to make certain each Center remains dedicated to quality, welcoming care in their communities.”