Ella Schwartz, MPaff is the Director of Community Contracting and Partnerships at Community Health Center Network (CHCN), a healthcare nonprofit that supports federally qualified health centers with business operations related to Medi-Cal managed care. At CHCN, Ella is responsible for the Provider Services department that facilitates credentialing of primary care providers and contracts with and maintains a network of specialty care providers. Ella piloted electronic consults with 40 primary care providers at 2 health centers and is currently expanding the service across the network to 450 primary care providers at 8 health centers. Before joining CHCN, Ella developed and implemented Medicaid managed care policy for the state of Texas and evaluated health plan performance under the 1115 Waiver. She studied public policy at the University of Texas at Austin.