Two New Members Join Primary Care Collaborative Board of Directors, Reflecting and Expanding its Diversity

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021—The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is welcoming two new members to its board of directors this month: J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President of Humana, Inc.; and Lisa M. Gables, CPA, CEO of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

The PCC board provides strategic direction in an organization whose strength lies in its ability to bring together a vibrant, diverse 60 executive member organizations that share a commitment to making primary care the foundation of a high-value health system.

“We are thrilled to have Nwando and Lisa join the board of directors,” said Ann Greiner, PCC’s president and CEO. “Nwando brings a wealth of experience as both an innovator in primary care and as a health equity leader, both critical areas where the PCC is expanding its work. As the new CEO of AAPA, Lisa represents a critical part of the primary care team, and her experience in the aging community is invaluable.”

“Nwando and Lisa add greater dimension and depth to the leadership of the PCC, which is operating in a space that is undergoing transformations that will have big consequences for who will care for patients and how and where they will be cared for,” said Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA, board chair and Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Physicians. “I look forward to their contributions to making the PCC an even stronger and more effective leader and collaborator in the primary care community.”

About the two new members:

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President, Humana, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine & The Ohio State University College of Public Health

Dr. Nwando Olayiwola is the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President of Humana, Inc., a role she commenced in April 2021. Prior to this, she served as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Chief of Family Health Services at The Ohio State University, where she also founded the Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation. She is an internationally renowned board-certified family physician, public health professional, health systems redesign leader, workforce diversity and inclusion champion and primary care transformation pioneer. She is an accomplished health executive with extensive leadership experience. She is a respected innovator and expert in harnessing technology and creative solutions to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations, health equity, global health system strengthening and primary care redesign, developing strategic partnerships, creating novel and national programs, implementing diversity, equity and inclusion focused programs, physician leadership, clinical medicine and scholarly and creative writing. She is a tireless advocate for women across the globe and contributes to or designs numerous highly impactful programs that improve the lives and health of women. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition/Pre-Medicine at the Ohio State University, Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction, and her medical degree from the Ohio State University/ Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident.

Lisa M. Gables, CPA
CEO, American Academy of PAs

Lisa M. Gables, CPA, was named CEO of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) in September 2020 after serving as interim CEO since June 2019. Gables has been with AAPA for more than eight years, having served as chief financial officer and chief development officer from May 2012 to September 2020. From May 2012 to July 2015, Gables also served as the executive director of the PA Foundation. Prior to joining AAPA and the PA Foundation, she was the executive director of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Foundation and the chief development and program officer of ASCP, where she held similar roles. She is a certified public accountant with a degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to her career in aging and health services, Gables serves on the board and as the chair-elect of the American Society on Aging. She is the past treasurer of the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation and currently serves as a volunteer with the Fairfax County Adult Protective Services Agency.

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