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2022 40 Under Forty: Tammy Hendricks

Click here to return to HBJ’s 2022 40 Under Forty Award Honorees Tammy Hendricks Age: 33 Company: Access Health CT (AHCT) Title: Director of Health Equity and Outreach Number of years with current company: 1 Town where I live: New Britain Town where I work: Hartford College: University of Connecticut Highest degree: Master’s of business administration
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Before joining Access Health CT as its director of health equity and outreach in 2021, Tammy Hendricks’ career spanned positions from pharmaceutical sales to marketing and business development.

In her current role, she leads extensive community outreach initiatives with more than 1,600 organizations in the state to increase awareness of and enrollment in health insurance plans in underserved communities. Within her first year at Access Health CT, she launched the Broker Academy, a no-cost broker training program.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

My biggest accomplishment would be launching the Broker Academy, and working with various teams throughout Access Health CT to build the program. Also, it’s engaging with community organizations and residents from underserved areas to provide opportunities to those in need.

How are you involved in the community?

I am deeply committed to community service and as director of health equity and outreach for Access Health CT, I lead a team that works with more than 1,600 community and health organizations across the state to educate, inform, employ, economically develop and promote health equity to underserved communities, predominantly of color.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to travel with my daughter! This includes road trips, cruises and international travel. We both enjoy learning about and experiencing different cultures. I also have family in many different states and countries that we like to visit.

Why do you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty?

• Serve as the first director of health equity and outreach for Access Health CT.

• Developed the Broker Academy, a first-of-its-kind, no-cost training program for broker candidates recruited from underserved communities within a year of my hiring.

• Am the youngest member of Access Health CT’s senior leadership team.

• Lead my team in helping communities of color navigate the enrollment and renewal process and better understand their insurance plans and the importance of preventive care.

Fun Fact

I am very passionate about fashion and I also love to do interior decorating.

Theme Song

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

“Run the Word (Girls)” — Beyonce

Bucket List

What are two things that you would like to achieve before you turn 40?

I would love to see all 50 U.S. states and territories. By the age of 40, I want to continue to create more meaningful change in communities, particularly underserved areas. This includes collaborating and establishing businesses that will positively impact the health of residents in underserved communities in Connecticut and other states.

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