Joint ACHE/AUPHA Keynote Speaker
Pandemic: Perils, Perspective, and Progress
Regional President, Mid-Atlantic States
The Joint ACHE/AUPHA Keynote was presented by Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Regional President, Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente, and focused on the topic of Pandemic: Perils, Perspective, and Progress. In addition to speaking about the effects of the current environment, she discussed how the field has adapted, what efforts are ongoing, and what this means for the future, including the Workshop's theme of inclusive excellence.
Ruth Williams-Brinkley is president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. In this role, Williams-Brinkley oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic States Region operates 34 medical office buildings and has 773,547 members.
Williams-Brinkley joined Kaiser Permanente in November 2017, serving as president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest. She oversaw all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Oregon and markets in Vancouver and Longview/Kelso, Washington. [Click to learn more]