Allie Budenz joined CPCA in 2015 to focus on building a statewide quality improvement framework, supporting health centers to integrate behavioral health, and implement the statewide Health Homes for Patients with Complex Needs program. Her skills and experience are in program development, continuous quality improvement, and project management. Allie is most proud of her work to remove policy and regulatory barriers and increase resources for health centers to integrate behavioral health into their comprehensive services. She is a passionate advocate for access to safety-net services, especially Medication Assisted Treatment, and is proud of the accomplishments health centers continue to achieve in improving outcomes and developing an imbedded culture of quality within their clinics. Prior to joining CPCA, Allie was the Director of Operations at the Sacramento Native American Health Center. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and received her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Davis.