The Facts & The Numbers: Medicaid Expansion

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 15 from 11:00am – 1:30pm
IN PERSON: USA Strada Center: 1601 Center Street, Mobile, AL 36604. Lunch Provided to those that RSVP by the deadline (which should be Noon, Fri November 11th)
FEATURED SPEAKER: Ryan Hankins, Executive Director of PARCA


Join us for The Facts & The Numbers: Medicaid Expansion

Alabama’s health care industry is quickly evolving while facing all sorts of new challenges and opportunities. Ryan Hansen will be joining us for a deep dive into the state of health care in Alabama on Tuesday, November 15th.

Doors will open at 11:00AM with the program to start at 11:30PM. Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP by Friday, November 11th.

Ryan Hankins is the second Executive Director of PARCA, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization focused on helping state and community leaders make better-informed public policy decisions. In addition to providing overall leadership to PARCA, Hankins has conducted research projects, including analyses of regional demographics, school finances, gambling revenues, and Medicaid expansion. He is active in local and statewide nonprofit work and serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee, the advisory boards for the Masters of Public Administration at Auburn University and both the Masters of Social Work and Department of Human Development and Family Science at Samford University, and is past president of the Alabama Association of Free Clinics plus many more.

He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Executive Education program, the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute, Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Alabama, and a Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Honoree.

Coastal Conversations is a platform for citizens to engage with experts who will provide leading edge information and share big ideas. Our goal is to expand awareness of issues, to increase knowledge of best practices and to inspire positive change. Coastal Conversations is a program of Coastal Alabama Partnership.

For more details and to confirm a spot, visit, our event page on Facebook and Eventbrite or contact the team at