Veronica Collins

Policy Associate

Ms. Collins joined CCHP staff in July 2020.  She is responsible for researching, collecting, and analyzing project data while identifying trends that require further research. Ms. Collins prepares issue briefs, peer-reviewed journal articles, and reports to funders. She also tracks current and pending legislation both federally and within each of the fifty states. Ms. Collins provides technical assistance, both internally and externally, for CCHP. Ms. Collins works to foster relationships with national partners and organizations. Additionally, she is responsible for researching emerging telehealth policy issues, marketplace trends, and industry development.

Prior to joining CCHP, Ms. Collins served in the military where she worked in various healthcare facilities. She’s worked in clinical settings, served as a consultant to hospital leaders, as well as working in key management roles. Ms. Collins is also active in public health. She currently works as a volunteer intern with the California Department of Public Health in the Chronic Disease Control Branch. She specifically works with the California Stroke Registry/California Coverdell Program. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and the President-Elect of the Black Caucus of Health Workers.

Ms. Collins has a Master’s in Health Law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Bachelors of Health Sciences in Administration and Management from California State University, East Bay.  She also holds an Associates in Surgical Technology, from the Air University at the United States Air Force.