Chief Executive Officer
Beth Wrobel has been the CEO of HealthLinc since 2002, moving the organization from a free medical clinic serving adults to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing a healthcare home to all life cycles, prenatal to seniors regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. For the past twenty-two years, she has guided the organization as it has grown from one location to twelve clinics, two telehealth clinics, and one mobile medical/dental clinic with over 450 employees.
Under her direction, HealthLinc has expanded services to address the ever-increasing healthcare needs in the communities they serve. They currently offer primary medical, pediatric, OB, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, medical-legal and community outreach services throughout their clinics, as well as optometry, chiropractic and podiatry services at some locations with the intent of expanding those services to all locations in the future. HealthLinc also has Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs for those suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mobile Integrated Response Teams (MIRT) to deal with the expanding opioid epidemic.
From 1979 to 2000, Beth worked for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) in various roles, including project and branch management, corporate research and development and strategic planning and business development.
A regular presence in both Washington D.C. and Indianapolis, Beth advocates tirelessly for legislation that will benefit HealthLinc patients and those in need. She is often asked to present at national and state conferences to highlight current issues in health care and takes key leadership roles in many organizations.
Beth is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), a trustee for the board of Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso Campus, has a seat on the board of the Indiana Primary Health Care Association and is a member of Rotary International. She was named 2012 Outstanding Nonprofit Staff Member by the Porter County Community Foundation and the 2013 Not-for-Profit CEO of the Year by the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine. In 2014, Beth received the Outstanding Agency Professional award from the Porter County United Way, and in 2015, she was inducted into the Northwest Indiana Times Business Hall of Fame. She was named 2017 Distinguished Community Leader by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and received the Valparaiso University Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding achievement in her chosen career in 2018. Beth was the 2019 Dedication Award winner from Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society (ACS).
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University and is a graduate of the Johnson & Johnson UCLA Health Care Executive Program.