Paula Noonan, CEO
Office: (515) 288-0172
Ms. Noonan brings over 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurial and diagnostic healthcare, business development, operations management and leadership to the Polk County Medical Society and Volunteer Physician Network. Ms. Noonan has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Management from AIB College of Business. Ms. Noonan owned and operated a innovative mobile medical health screening service within the 7 state mid-west region and brings a unique blend of experience in diagnostic medicine and business acumen. Ms. Noonan was key in development and implementation of The Iowa Health Systems HeartReach® program, based on her business model. She is also a published co-author in medical journals of neuromuscular medicine.
Highly visible in the area of association management, Ms. Noonan is a member of the American Association of Medical Society Management, the American Society of Association Executives, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Downtown Chamber Advocacy groups, the Des Moines Rotary Club, National Professional Women’s Organization of America, the Iowa Society of Association Executives, Iowa Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association. In addition, she is an affiliate member of the American Medical Association and the Iowa Medical Society.
Ms. Cardillo is the Administrative Director providing administrative support for the Polk County Medical Society and assists with the Volunteer Physician Network. She has experience in various roles in the hospitality industry providing leadership, management of strategic initiatives, marketing and communications, coordination and planning of events. Ms. Cardillo graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Marketing.
Volunteer Physician Network/PCMS Jbascom@pcms.org
Ms. Bascom has been with the PCMS and VPN team for over 10 years. She is the Lead Program Coordinator for the Volunteer Physician Network (VPN). Ms. Bascom manages high level coordination of the Volunteer Physician Network Program and training for coordination of referrals and program protocols/procedures for access to free specialty care by volunteer physician specialists’ services to eligible program participants. Ms. Bascom also provides support between the VPN Referring Community Health Centers, safety net clinics, Free Clinics of Iowa and our hospital and surgical center partners, that generously donate their time and services. Ms. Bascom attended Drake University and has experience in leadership and business management, medical office practice management, marketing and sales.
Volunteer Physician Network/PCMS
Ms. Chess joined the PCMS and VPN team in 2020. Ms. Chess provides day to day coordination of access to free specialty care by volunteer physician specialists’ services to program participants and coordination support to our partners that generously donate their time and services. Ms. Chess has extensive medical background working in busy medical practices both in the front and back office providing administrative and human resource support. Ms. Chess has a passion for working with vulnerable populations to provide them access to the quality health care they need and facilitating care for Veteran’s in the community. Ms. Chess has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Phoenix.