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Our Team

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. 
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Amy Eschman

Operations Manager

Amy Eschman, Operations Manager, brings a wealth of experience in National Institutes of Health proposals, grants administration, and project and team management. Amy is responsible for managing the "process" at J2, ensuring the pieces come together for a seamless delivery to the Client. Prior to joining J2, Amy served as a Principal Investigator on numerous research projects, including software tools for assessing cognition and performance, and a clinical trial to validate a tool for screening cognitive status in a primary care office. In addition, Amy has a background in writing and developing user manuals and training materials for software applications and the next generation of researchers. Away from work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family on her back porch, taking long walks with her dog, Agnes, being on the water ANYWHERE, and cheering on the Steelers!

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Parisa Reyna

Office Manager

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.

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Mary Blake Chandler

Project Associate

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.

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Sandra Garcia

Project Coordinator

Sandra Garcia, MHA, Project Coordinator, has a background in healthcare IT and electronic health records, consulting at various hospitals across the U.S. Sandra first joined J2 as a Military Spouse Fellow through the Hiring Our Heroes program upon returning to the US after being stationed overseas with her family. During her time abroad, Sandra volunteered extensively with the American Red Cross and was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for her efforts. Sandra is motivated by advancing health care accessibility and education. She provides turnkey client support for a variety of engagements including grants management, proposal development, and strategic thinking.

Sandra is fueled by coffee, laughter, and good food. In her free time, Sandra coaches 6-under soccer, rides bikes with her husband and two young boys, and toggles between Hot Wheels races and lightsaber battles in her living room. 

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Erin Mause


Erin Mause, Intern, is currently pursuing a degree in Health Science with a concentration in Health Administration from the University of Central Florida. At J2, Erin provides support in project management and handles various research tasks. Outside of work, Erin enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Heather MacCuspie

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.

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Jennifer Barry

Project Coordinator

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.


Lauri Matos

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.

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Abigail Yazdiya


Abigail Yazdiya, 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.

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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.

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Heather Hensley

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.

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Gabriel Santos

Lead Project Analyst

Gabriel Santos, Lead 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.

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