Carola Gaines, Community Liaison Manager, has worked for Quartz and UW Health for 26 years, serving Medicaid families in advocating and creating programs that support their health and assist in removing barriers to receive quality health care. Since 1994 the Quartz BadgerCare Plus(BC+) membership has grown from 1,200 in Dane County to approximately 45,000 members in 16 Counties and still growing. She is challenged daily as she works to meet the needs of the members in the many areas of their lives. Her goals are to coordinate and provide a heightened level of support to Quartz BC+ providers and BC+ membership, by implementing innovative programs to improve access to care and striving to decrease health inequities. Carola serves on several community Boards and committees. She has received numerous awards and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.