The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Ronda Kotelchuck is the founding Executive Director of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to primary care in underserved communities. Since its inception in 1993, PCDC has financed more than 90 primary care projects throughout New York State, totaling $260 million. PCDC has also provided Performance Improvement training and coaching to more than 250 primary care organizations throughout the U.S., helping to transform the delivery and quality of primary care services. Prior to PCDC, Ms. Kotelchuck served as Vice President for Corporate Planning and Intergovernmental Relations at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, where she spearheaded HHC’s 1989 strategic plan, focusing on efforts to expand primary care services in New York City. She is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine; former co-chair of the Hermann Biggs Society; and a member of the California Health Care Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Safety Net Clinic Design. She also served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance. Ms. Kotelchuck has received the Paul Ramos Memorial Award from the Community Health Care Association of NYS and the Avedis Donabedian Healthcare Quality Award from the American Public Health Association.