The Commonwealth Health Care Corp. has taken six interns under its wing this summer.
The six—Sashe Tilles, Drew Wodecki, Efren S. Nicholas, John Mithnoy, David Phan, and Emman Parian—are all interning in different CHCC departments.
Tilles and Wodecki are from the University of California, Berkeley campus and are both working toward their masters of public health degrees. Tilles is working with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau this summer for a research project regarding the use of contraceptives in the CNMI, while Wodeck is working on analyzing Medicaid data and cost-saving measures with the Division of Public Health Services and the CHCC Information Technology department.
Nicholas is with the CHCC IT department as well, while Mithnoy, a student at the Northern Marianas College, is involved with both the IT department and the Corporate Quality and Performance Management Office.
Parian, a student at the Pacific University in Oregon, is working with Mithnoy as peer-to-peer coaches to help implement a self-management program under the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, or ASTHO, Hypertension and Control Identification Project.
Fellow NMC student Phan is working with the CHCC communications department on social media strategies and outreach.
CHCC chief executive officer Esther Muña met with the six interns last week.