Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc.
3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico VA 23233-1330
Mission Statement  Our vision is for all Virginians to have access to affordable, quality health care. To accomplish this vision, we provide training and technical assistance to strengthen community-based health centers in Virginia. We also identify and promote solutions to improve access to affordable, quality health care.

CEO/Executive Director R. Neal Graham
Board Chair Peggy Whitehead
Board Chair Company Affiliation Blue Ridge Medical Center
Contact Information
Address 3831 Westerre Parkway
Henrico, VA 232331330
Telephone 804 237-7677 1243
Fax 804 237-7685
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $6,121,677.00
Projected Expenses $6,084,738.00
Mission  Our vision is for all Virginians to have access to affordable, quality health care. To accomplish this vision, we provide training and technical assistance to strengthen community-based health centers in Virginia. We also identify and promote solutions to improve access to affordable, quality health care.

  • 90% of health center program grantees in the state will meet or exceed performance on one or more Healthy People 2020 performance measure goals
  • 70% of health center program grantees in the state will have cost increases less than the national average
  • Engage and develop board members and health centers to become more involved and maximize their benefit from the Association


  • Awarded funding from HRSA to provide support to FQHCs on the Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use.
  • Development of the Home Improvemet Project, the Association's coordinated approach to assist health centers achieve Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) transformation and certification. 22/24 CHCs are expected to have applied for PCMH recognition by Fall2013.
  • Partnership with Radford University and Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems to provide training on integrating behavioral health into primary care, especially in the community health setting.
  • Conducted training needs assessment to determine training and technical assistance priorities for Federally Qualfied Health Centers and other member organizations.
  • Funding to provide affordable training and technical assistance to community health centers on Patient Centered Medical Homes Certification and the integration of Oral Health into PCMH
  • Approximately $10,000 to provide training and technical assistance to member FQHCs and similar organizations on Outreach and Enrollment in Health Information Exchange.
For more than 30 years, the Virginia Primary Care Association has provided training and technical assistance to Virginia's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and other not-for-profit community based health centers. The Association provides a number of services to its members with the goal of increasing access to health care for all Virginians.  In 2007, the Association adopted, for branding purposes, a new name—Virginia Community Healthcare Association.
Training and technical assistance services include: clinical/staff development, recruitment and retention services, board and executive development and financial training.
CEO Statement
We believe in order to accomplish our mission, it is important to collaborate with other statewide organizations and government agencies that work to build a stronger health safety net. Working together, we can improve access to health care for a greater number of Virginians.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
The Association serves the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a focus on Medical Underserved Areas of the Commonwealth.
Board Chair
Board Chair Peggy Whitehead
Company Affiliation Blue Ridge Medical Center
Term Apr 2016 to Mar 2018
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Barbara Willis
Company Affiliation Hampton Roads Community Health Center
Term Apr 2016 to Mar 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Tracy Causey Captial Area Health Network
Kay Crane Piedmont Access to Healthcare Services
Angela Futrell Peninsula Institute for Community Health
Dr. William Lee Community Volunteer
Peter Prizzio The Daily Planet
Nancy Stern Eastern Shore Rural Health Systems
Dr. James Werth Stone Mountain Health Services
Peggy Whitehead Blue Ridge Medical Center
Barbara Willis Hampton Roads Community Health Center
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
The Association does not solicit for individual donations at this time. The Association is exploring doing this in the future.  The organizations represented by our board members are members of the Association and pay annual membership dues. 
Executive Director
Executive Director R. Neal Graham
Mr. Graham has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Association since 2001. He is responsible for the overall operation, management, program development, and fiscal control of the association. Primary duties include agency management, financial development and
administration, legislative advocacy, membership recruitment, community assessment, long-range planning and staff supervision.  Prior to joining the Association, Mr. Graham served for more than ten years as the Virginia Department of Health’s Director of Tobacco Use Control Program, which focused on the prevention of tobacco-related deaths and diseases inVirginia. 
Mr. Graham currently serves on several Boards including The Eden Institute (Past President), Prevention Connections, the Virginia Rural Health Association, the Southwest Virginia Health Authority, and the Virginia Drug Assistance Partnership. Mr. Graham received a Bachelor and Master of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute andState
Senior Staff
Andrea Arthur Coordinator of Resource Development and Planning
Lisa Dove Director, Communications, Outreach, and Marketing
Janice Ellis Coordinator of Operations
Thomas Gaskins Director, Recruitment Services
Trinette Randolph Director, Programs and Training
Richard Shinn Director, Government Affairs
Full Time Staff 13
Volunteers 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

The Association collaborates with the following organizations:

  • Community Care Network of Virginia -- collaborate on various training activities, electronic health records, and data informatics.
  • The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity --  have worked collaboratively for many years on policy and program initiatives to identify, meet, and improve the needs of the medical underserved and strengthen CHCs. 
  • The Virginia Health Care Foundation -- The Association and the Foundation partner on projects associated with workforce
    issues, health insurance reform, and community development . The executive leadership of both organizations and of the Virginia Association of Free Clinics meet on a regular basis to identify common goals/objectives and strategies to improve health outcomes in Virginia. 
  • Radford University and Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems -- development of training on integrating behavioral health care in the primary care setting      
    Virginia Small Business Council – Association staff represents interest of CHCs       
    Virginia Oral Health Coalition – Association staff represents interest of CHCs        
    Chief Executive Officer represents the interest of CHCs on Virginia Rural Health Association (board member); Rx Partnership
    (board member); Virginia Public Health Association (board, executive committee)       
Advances the adoption and meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) as well as support quality improvement (QI) in Federally Qualified Health Centers in Virginia.
Budget $550,000.00
Description The Virginia CHC Leadership Institute offers teams of health center leaders the opportunity to learn and implement practice strategies in the clinical, management, and community settings.
Description Provide training and technical assistance on ACA Marketplace, FAMIS, and other programs to Outreach and Enrolloment staff at member organizations.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $6,121,677.00
Projected Expenses $6,084,738.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$11,735,385$7,307,786$1,506,148
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,585$47,199$15,317
Membership Dues$260,377$247,724$228,550
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense--$7,170,623$4,966,339
Administration Expense--$282,384$412,048
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.121.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%96%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets--$4,414,458$3,277,328
Current Assets--$2,498,166$1,623,108
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities--$667,387$442,187
Total Net Assets--$3,747,071$2,835,141
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--3.743.67
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 8/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Financial information provided by audit