Member Advocates

Member Advocates

CCHP employs HMO Member Advocates. The role of a member advocate is very important to the organization. Their responsibilities include investigating and resolving questions and concerns related to member access to health care.

They help members find in-network providers, schedule appointments, resolve member billing issues and review eligibility in the BadgerCare Plus program.

They work closely with the nursing staff to assist them in making sure the member receives the most appropriate care. They also serve as the CCHP contact among local, county and state agencies and are responsible for educating staff on cultural sensitivity issues. 

The HMO Member Advocates develop relationships with community organizations and advocacy groups. They play a very active role in community outreach and education.  They attend health fairs and educate members on their health benefits through CCHP.


Meet the HMO Member Advocates

Tanisha Collins-Johnson

Tanisha Collins-Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in advocacy by working with individuals and families and the community. She’s been employed with CCHP for more than 4 ½ years. Tanisha is responsible for educating members on services offered through CCHP and other community resources. Tanisha assists in planning professional development workshops and coordinating community events. Her passion is helping members meet their health care and social needs.

Nicole Trevino

Nicole brings over 17 years experience in the health care field, in which she provided dental and medical advocacy through the clinic setting. She is passionate about helping members navigate their insurance and the services that are offered to them. She believes that being well informed has a positive contribution to their overall health and wellbeing. Nicole enjoys community outreach events and assisting in educational workshops.

Vivian Watson

Vivian Watson has been honored to serve individuals and families in the community for more than 20 years through advocacy and coordination of services. She has been employed with CCHP for more than 3 years. Vivian is tasked with assisting members in navigating services offered through CCHP and connecting members with community resources. Vivian works with team members in the coordination and staffing of various community events.

Elizabeth Zarate

Elizabeth has more than seventeen years in the dental profession and brings a high level energy and enthusiasm to the team. Prior to her employment at CCHP, she served as the lead dental assistant in Milwaukee. Elizabeth chose her profession as a result of personal family experiences. Her passion is to change behaviors and strives to break cultural misunderstanding, provide more resources and information as it relates to health care across all communities. Elizabeth enjoys helping and educating others about the importance of oral health and how it can impact your overall health.




Children's Community Health Plan

PO Box 56099
Madison, WI 53705

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Children's Community Health Plan

PO Box 1997, MS 6280
Milwaukee, WI 53201


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