Penella Washington, CEO of Advance Community Health

Penella Moten Washington is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience as an administrator, consultant, and planner for community health centers, primary care practices, HMO’s and rural hospitals.

Ms. Washington currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Advance Community Health in Raleigh, North Carolina. Advance Community Health is a multi-site, federally qualified health center (FQHC). She has held that position since 1998.Prior to assuming the CEO responsibilities, Ms. Washington served as the Chief Operating Officer of the same organization for two years.

Ms. Washington has been recognized as the Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award for Nonprofit Leadership and their Champion of Health Award as well as the YWCA’s Academy of Women Award in Health and Human Services.

Ms. Washington received a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan in 1980 and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the same University in 1978.

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