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24th Annual Tribute to Women

Women Making a Difference

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Honoree - Andrea Skolkin

Described as a “visionary leader,” Andrea Skolkin is the Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.

Since 2004, and with a motto of “Yes I can,” Skolkin has built a sustainable healthcare center that is both a legacy for the South Omaha community and economic driver for the area.

OneWorld has doubled the number of unique patient visits since 2004, and in 2010, the agency served over 18,000 patients.

Her work to grow quality community healthcare for women includes ensuring funds for programming and resources. She secured $5 million in private funds for a capital campaign for re-location of the healthcare clinic from a warehouse to a state-of-the-art facility in the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in 2004. In addition, $6 million in annual sustainable program support was garnered.

Skolkin assisted OneWorld Community Health Centers in receiving a number of awards and honors in the community including UNMC Center for Health Disparities, Organization of the Year in 2009 and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Non-Profit of the Year in 2008.

Thousands of women and children are positively impacted from a health perspective each year. She collaborates with organizations to provide excellent service and resources for the underserved and underinsured in our community. She initiated shared services with three other community health clinics under a formal structure called Heartland Community Health Network.

Prior to joining OneWorld, Skolkin was the Executive Director of Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, now under the umbrella of One World. Skolkin also developed a dental sealant program in the community and grew the specialty care and hospital referral network to over 300 physician volunteers with five hospital systems.

She also created a non-profit pharmacy providing affordable medication. She serves as a role model and mentor, but also encourages professional growth. Skolkin’s influence and leadership permeates the home, the workplace, the community and many of those she comes in contact with creating a web of success for women and their families.

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