Lathran J. Woodard

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Lathran Johnson Woodard is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA or Association). Ms. Woodard has been with the SCPHCA for more than 28 years. She holds a degree in business administration from Southern Wesleyan University.  

As the CEO for the SCPHCA, Ms. Woodard works to ensure that federally-funded community health centers and community mental health centers that provide vital services to medically underserved communities in the state are strengthened and have the capacity for growth. In addition, she is responsible for the overall operation of the Association. This includes overseeing the fourteen-state Southeast Health Disparities Collaboratives and the State Migrant Health Program funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care along with forecasting and planning the future direction of the organization. Ms. Woodard's experience includes community and program development, staff enhancement training, and budget management. Her primary interests are in the area of local systems development relating to health care and youth self-enhancement.

Ms. Woodard is a member of several state and national organizations, which include the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Association of Female Executives, the National Rural Health Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the South Carolina Public Health Association. She also served on the Board of the National Association of Health Services Executives, National Association of Community Health Centers, and is currently the Vice President of the eight-state Southeast Health Care Consortium.

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