Christopher F. Palombo, MA, MSHM, FACHE is the Chief Executive Officer for the Dispensary of Hope. With a strong belief that community-wide collaboration is vital for achieving the outcome of improved population health, Chris’s career has been invested into integrating safety net healthcare resources for the sake of uninsured Americans. Before serving at the Dispensary of Hope, Chris worked as an independent healthcare consultant and as an internal program development consultant with Ascension Health, the nation’s largest non-profit and largest Catholic health system. Chris is also the former Executive Director of the Medical Care Access Coalition in Marquette, Michigan, a regional health planning and delivery coalition featured by the Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Primary Health Care as a replicable example of rural safety net healthcare integration. Chris is a licensed minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God, with a life calling to serve the healthcare needs of low income, uninsured populations. Chris is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned his Master of Healthcare Management from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) and a Master of Arts from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). In October 2009, Chris was presented with an Emerging Leader in Healthcare Transformation Award from Communities Joined in Action.