RENO — Access to Healthcare Network (AHN), the first nonprofit medical discount plan in Nevada, has named Kara Jenkins its new southern Nevada director. Jenkins will manage AHN’s southern Nevada programs, operations and provider relationships to assist with expansion of AHN services, including AHN’s dental and vision program, in Clark, Nye and Lincoln counties.
Prior to her position with AHN, Jenkins was an appointee of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger where she served in three distinct capacities: deputy legal affairs secretary, AmeriCorps state grants manager and executive specialist to Secretary Karen Baker of California Volunteers.
Jenkins earned her law degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, where she graduated with distinction and recognition for her work with Loyola's pro bono clinic.
Established in 2006, AHN is a comprehensive network of hospitals, clinics, primary and specialty care physicians and ancillary health care professionals offering their services to uninsured members of the community at reduced rates. AHN's mission is to increase access to primary and specialty health care services for uninsured and working poor Nevada residents through a shared responsibility and community partnership model. AHN uses this model to connect area hospitals, local and state government and community agencies with employers, health care providers and patients.