Music Health Alliance Adds Director Of Advocacy, Promotes Two

Pictured (L-R): Nikki Viverette, Bonita Allen, Taylor Clay

Music Health Alliance has announced several new hires and promotions at the Nashville-based non-profit.

Experienced healthcare advocate Nikki Viverette, a native of Atlanta who has lived in Nashville since 2010, has joined Music Health Alliance Director of Advocacy and Insurance.

Viverette most recently served as Health Policy Analyst at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, advocating for individuals and families trying to access coverage and care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), TennCare, and CoverKids. In her role as a federally-certified Navigator under the ACA, Nikki also developed curriculum, trained, and provided support to staff at Federally-Qualified Health Centers, as well as other ACA enrollment assisters across the state, and provided education to the public about coverage and care options under the ACA. For the last few years, she carried her experience to the field of health policy and applied that to her research and writing on Medicaid, health reform, and insurance coverage.

“I’m excited to move back into a role where I can work directly with individuals in a way that educates and empowers them,” says Viverette. “It’s important to me to work with a team committed to advocating for those in need, and I look forward to supporting the music community across the country along with everyone at Music Health Alliance.”

Several members of the Music Health Alliance team have also received promotions and new titles to represent updated roles and responsibilities. Bonita Allen has added group health insurance to her responsibilities and has been promoted to Director of Advocacy, Group and Individual Insurance. In addition, Taylor Clay is promoted to Senior Director of Advocacy and Insurance.

With Allen’s promotion MHA announces its first full-time group health division. MHA now offers full-service group health insurance for small businesses with a purpose-filled twist. All revenues from MHA’s group health division are deposited directly into the Cowboy Jack Clement Fund providing grants to cover the cost of medical needs not covered by health insurance to music industry professionals experiencing a health crisis. To date, the Cowboy Jack Clement Fund has provided 221 grants totaling over $78,000 in life-saving medical needs.

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