Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
The Board of Directors of Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County (PCC) has announced the appointment of Leslie Graham to be their next President and CEO. Ms. Graham will succeed Steve Galen, who is retiring after leading PCC since its inception in 1997.
Ms. Graham currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care where she developed a roll out strategy for the Health Benefits Exchange assistor program for the State of Delaware. She managed a variety of other population health and quality improvement initiatives. Prior to her tenure at the Delmarva Foundation, Ms. Graham served as the Chief Operating Officer for the PCC.
“I am excited to return to PCC and its mission,” said Ms. Graham. “Improving the quality, efficacy and value of health systems for vulnerable populations has been the focus of my career. I am honored by the opportunity to lead PCC and build upon the solid foundation laid by Steve Galen.”
To replace its founding CEO, the PCC Board of Directors conducted an extensive, nationwide search, receiving over 160 applications. After interviewing 8 semi-finalists, the selection process identified 3 outstanding individuals as finalists. PCC Board members, PCC staff members, and community stakeholders interviewed each of the finalists.
Founding CEO Steve Galen strongly endorsed the selection of Ms. Graham, saying she is an outstanding leader with deep knowledge of the needs of vulnerable residents, PCC, and Montgomery County. “I’m delighted with the selection of Leslie who has the skills and experience to lead the PCC though its next stage of organizational growth and development,” said Galen, “I know PCC will be in good hands.”
This leadership transition occurs at a time of transformation in the health care environment. The PCC is pleased to welcome a new leader with Ms. Graham’s background. She brings extensive experience leading healthcare organizations as well as a true passion for PCC’s mission of providing access to quality health care for underserved individuals.
“We are very confident in this decision,” said Dick Bohrer, the Coalition’s Board Chair. “During the search process, we met with several remarkable individuals. Ms. Graham is not only the best of the candidates interviewed, but she meets the ultimate standard of being the ideal individual to succeed Steve Galen who has led the PCC for 18 years.”
The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County is making health care happen. PCC works with clinics, hospitals, health care providers, and other community partners to coordinate health services for low-income, uninsured residents of Montgomery County, Maryland and the National Capital Area. Our vision is a community in which all residents will have the opportunity to live healthy lives. PCC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.