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Health Partners Foundation

Foundation Board

Joe Dodi, CTP

Board Chair

Mr. Dodi is a Certified Treasury Professional with more than 20 years treasury management experience.  As the Health Partners Treasurer, Mr, Dodi provides strategic leadership for all treasury management activities.    Before joining Health Partners Plans in May 2017, he was Director, Head of Treasury at Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield NJ. His responsibilities included oversight of the investments, treasury operations, payments administration and company liability insurance function for the enterprise. Before joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Mr. Dodi held various treasury management positions at DRS Technologies, Millenium Chemicals, Houghton Mifflin and Putnam Investments.

Mr. Dodi currently serves as director and treasurer for the Financial Executives International (FEI) New Jersey Chapter.

Mr. Dodi holds a MBA from Suffolk University and a Bachelor’s in economics and finance from Northeastern University.

Staci Scott

President and Executive Director

Staci ScottStaci Scott has more than 20 years of experience in program administration, operations, workforce/career development, education and training. As President and Executive Director, Ms. Scott is responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, organizational development, staff management and program operations.

Ms. Scott provides leadership for the Foundation through advocacy in social determinants of health for individuals and families in need in the communities and neighborhoods served by Health Partners Plans. Ms. Scott also oversees fundraising, marketing and community outreach for the Foundation.

As President of the Health Partners Foundation, Ms. Scott is responsible for ensuring the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission. Along with the Board of Directors, Ms. Scott monitors and assesses sound fundraising practices, champions the organization, advocates its mission to internal and external stakeholders and ensures legal compliance. She also works to guarantee the Board’s directives, policies and resolutions are carried out fully.

In her role as Director of Corporate Citizenship at Health Partners Plans, Ms. Scott is responsible for making recommendations and executing strategies to enhance the organization’s approach to social responsibility issues, including community involvement, volunteerism, education outreach, charitable giving, sponsorships and board memberships. Additionally, Ms. Scott plans and executes the Annual Workplace Campaign and directs the efforts of the Employee Volunteer Program. 

Ms. Scott holds a Master of Human Services from Lincoln University.

Laura Martin


Laura MartinLaura Martin has 10+ years of experience in both manufacturing and insurance accounting. In her current role, she is Senior Accountant and Cash Administrator at Health Partners Plans. She is responsible for complex activities associated with general ledger accounting and financial reporting. This includes assisting in the ledger close processes, analyzing revenue and costs and reporting to external regulatory agencies. She is also responsible for various cash operations related to the treasury function including monitoring daily liquidity and cash position. Laura graduated from La Salle University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and marketing

Johnna Baker, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Johnna BakerPracticing as an attorney since 1991, Ms. Baker specializes in corporate counsel for health insurers and managed care organizations. She has worked for one of the largest health insurers in the United States and has experience working for and creating start-up organizations, including entities such as foundations, third party administrators and various partnerships. Ms. Baker has also served as legal counsel and secretary on a number of boards.

She received her law degree from Widener University and was a magna cum laude graduate of West Chester University. As Health Partners Plans’ General Counsel/Vice President of Legal Affairs, Johnna Baker oversees Complaints/Grievances, Special Investigations and Law units. She manages outside litigation; drafts, reviews and negotiates a variety of contracts; and serves as chairperson of the Policies & Procedures Committee and is the Enterprise Risk Management Officer. She also provides legal advice and guidance on all corporate matters, including member and provider complaints and appeals, fraud and abuse, contracting, product development, licensing, terminations, regulatory and government matters, reimbursement, leasing, real estate, intellectual property, strategic planning, and other commercial and corporate issues.

Joann Francis


Joann FrancisJoann Francis is a Care Coordinator with Health Partners Medicare, working hand in hand with members to help them achieve their individual health goals. Joann strives to address members’ social determinants of health needs by connecting members to available resources including housing, transportation, and food, among others. Joann also volunteers to provide pro-bono therapy to current and former foster youth. Prior to joining Health Partners Plans, Joann worked as a child and family therapist and also as a medical case manager.

Joann holds a dual Master’s degree in Social Service and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Joann also holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Maryland.

Lionell C. Robinson


Lionell C. RobinsonLionell C. Robinson has been with Health Partners Plans for 5 years and has shown that hard work, focus and determination can bring positive results to any department or project he has been involved with during his tenure. Lionell started in HPP’s Member Services department and then moved into his current role as a Medicaid Enrollment Intake Specialist. As a Health Partners Foundation board member, he assists with the strategic planning of many of the foundation community engagements along with serving on the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. With 10 years of healthcare experience, Lionell is well prepared for the task of helping to progress the Foundation’s vision not just in the present but far into its bright future.

Lionell earned his Bachelor of Science Journalism degree from Lincoln University.

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