A driving force for health equity

Kim Schwartz

Serving Since 2018

Kim Schwartz currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC), a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in Eastern North Carolina.   In this role, she champions the unique challenges of the health care needs of rural communities in underserved areas and has generated key collaborations and innovations to advance RCCHC’s mission of enhancing the lives of Eastern North Carolinians.  Kim leads RCCHC’s team as a member of the Institute of Health Improvement (IHI) Leadership Alliance, represents US Congressional District 1 on the North Carolina Medical Care Advisory Committee, and serves on the Board of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and immediate past Chair of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association.

Kim has many professional affiliations and frequently presents at national and regional conferences including as an expert panelist in telehealth and population health. Kim was a recipient of the Robert J. Greczyn, Jr. Community Health Center Leadership Award, the National Association of Community Health Centers – Cooke Advocacy Award and the BD Building Health Communities Award.  She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling Education from the University of New Mexico.

Fun Stuff:  Kim’s alias is Mimi Beyonce to her 6 grandchildren!