CHCANYS is saddened to announce that our friend and colleague Rebecca Gaige-Troxell passed away on Saturday, July 8, surrounded by her family.
A member of CHCANYS’ Health Center Support team, Rebecca was beloved by CHCANYS and health center staff alike. She was a fountain of knowledge about the FQHC program and assisted numerous health centers across New York State during her 9 years of service. A great listener, she helped others to feel understood and respected. Health center staff knew to go to Rebecca with their questions on federal/state compliance issues, their upcoming OSV, or other operational and finance-related concerns. If she did not know an answer, she persevered until she found it.
During the past several years, Rebecca insightfully pressed for an increased focus and targeted supports around state and federal compliance issues, which led CHCANYS to offer a series of webinars and in-person trainings in this area. CHCANYS’ recent Finance Boot Camp can be credited to Rebecca as well. She took new health centers (or “newbies,” as she called them) under her wing with an almost maternal ferocity, working hard to ensure that they got what they needed to successfully develop and grow. Perhaps she was most proud of her efforts to cultivate the Latman Scholarship program, shepherding it over the course of many years into the valuable resource it is today for new and developing health center finance staff.
Rebecca was an asset to CHCANYS and to community health centers statewide. We mourn her loss, and she will be greatly missed.