From devising a strategy, navigating compliance, and developing proposals to managing awards, the J2 team accompanies clients through the entire process.
We are J2
Hover over each photo to learn more about each of our talented team members and the depth and breadth of knowledge that J2 collectively brings to our clients.
IT Administrator/Grants Analyst
Lauri Matos, IT Administrator & Grants Analyst, provides grants development and management support to the J2 team and ensures the firm's IT systems are fully functioning. With over 15 years of experience in various roles, including retail, sales, customer service management, and IT support, Lauri brings a diverse skill set to his current position. Outside of work, he is a technology enthusiast who enjoys exploring the latest advancements in the field. When not immersed in the digital world, he enjoys walking at the beach and trails. Recently, he embarked on a new venture by co-hosting a podcast catering to the Brazilian community.
Director of People
Heather MacCuspie, Director of People, brings a wealth of business acumen and cross-industry experience, most recently coming from a nearly five-year stint as an Integrator and Chief of Staff. Throughout her career, Heather has found her niche in supporting the leadership of small businesses with her eye on efficiency, productivity, accountability, and organization. She finds satisfaction in the challenge of "putting the pieces together." Heather graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida's School of Communication. During her off time, Heather can usually be found driving her son to his numerous school and athletic events, cheering on the sidelines at the soccer field, or enjoying outdoor adventures. She also enjoys giving back, serving on the school improvement committee at her son's school, and volunteering at the local humane society.
Jenny Barry, Project Coordinator, has a history of working in the facilitiy services industry and is skilled in client support, communication, and problem resolution. Jenny is currently supporting the development of a bilingual psychiatry residency program, whose application to ACGME received a letter of recognition for its substantial compliance. Jenny also assists with drafting budgets and reports, grant tracking, and project management. Jenny is passionate about helping underserved people and is interested in opportunities for partnership between non-profits and for-good corporations. During her days off, Jenny spends most of her time in the great outdoors looking for bugs and wildlife to photograph and enjoys creating nature-inspired artwork and jewelry.
Compliance and Grant Associate
Daniel Baker, MPH, Compliance and Grant Associate, is a former HRSA Project Officer responsible for Ryan White Part C and D, and Metropolitan Area grant recipients; and a former Senior Public Health Analyst for FQHCs in urban and rural areas. Most recently, he was an operational site visit team lead and Governance/Administration consultant for FQHC site visits. Dan provides compliance navigation guidance to clients and supports the development of grant applications. Dan loves cars, Star Wars, and all things French, but especially his wife!
Mary Blake Chandler
Mary Blake Chandler, MPA, Project Associate, has a dual background in workforce development for safety-net clinics and public health. After completing her graduate work at the University of Colorado, she worked for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where she began working with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, and academic medical institutions. She has experience creating and administering grant programs, working in public policy, and expanding health equity efforts. At J2, Mary Blake tracks projects and grants through the development cycle, drafts narratives, and participates in needs assessments, grant management, and compliance navigation. Having recently moved back to her home state of North Carolina, you can typically find her outside on a hike, by the ocean, or on a never-ending search for the world's finest cup of coffee.
Parisa Reyna, Office Manager, provides administrative support to the J2 team. Parisa juggles a variety of tasks – whether she is managing accounts payable and receivable or creating team-building games, Parisa brings her warmth and sunny disposition to every assignment. Originally from southern California, Parisa's background lies in operations management, with previous sleep medicine and private school administration roles. As a mother of two daughters, her days off are filled with glitter and rainbows.
Abigail Yazdiya, Research Intern, is a current nursing student at the University of Central Florida and supports the J2 team with data research and project management. Abigail loves music and has participated in the UCF Marching Knights. Between studies and work, Abigail typically spends time with friends, crocheting, or on her way to the beach.
Gabriel Santos, Project Analyst, provides back-office support across the J2 team, including drafting budgets, GIS analytics, data compilation, and other project work. Gabriel is currently finishing his bachelor's degree in business. Gabriel is a car enthusiast and, during his downtime, can be found cruising in his beloved Skylar. Gabriel speaks fluent Portuguese.
Jennifer Jones Santos
President and CEO
Jennifer Jones Santos, MSHS, President, founded J2 Strategic Solutions in 2004. Jennifer oversees all the firm's engagements, which benefit from her nearly twenty-five years of FQHC experience, including multiple C-Suite positions. Jennifer has guided small non-profits, health departments, hospital districts, universities, and community mental health centers through the FQHC development process over the course of her career. She is attuned to the latest trends in the health center environment and prepares her clients to respond proactively. Jennifer has a unique ability to see your vision and then map out the path to get here. Jennifer has worked extensively with FQHCs, FQHC Look-alikes, CCBHCs, public entities, and residency programs. Her expertise includes HRSA, SAMHSA, USDA, CDC, and other DHHS funding agencies. Her focus areas include workforce development, integrated primary care and behavioral health, teaching health center and residency programs, rural health, culturally and linguistically appropriate services, and capital initiatives. Jennifer has also provided consulting services to state and national primary care associations. Jennifer's diverse background in government funding, entrepreneurship, and business development helps her link the Client's goals to strategies, action items, and, ultimately, success. Jennifer loves learning new languages and speaks advanced/fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
Tyler White, IT Coordinator, is pursuing a degree in cybersecurity and leading some special projects for J2. Tyler is a foodie who enjoys experimental cooking and lifting weights.
Vice President of Consulting Services
Heather Hensley, Vice President of Consulting Services, has a healthcare administration and physician relations background. Heather oversees the day-to-day activities of the firm's engagements and leads a team of project associates from client engagement to submission. She oversees the customer experience, compliance navigation, and application development. Heather ensures that J2 "owns it" for our clients. Heather's areas of expertise include FQHC scope-of-project, compliance assessments, FTCA, quality, credentialing, and risk management. Heather has been with J2 since 2014. Outside of J2, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, teaching yoga, and snuggling her two dogs, Tinsey and Rogan.