On behalf of the Care Share Health Alliance Board of Directors, we wish Kellan a fond farewell and thank her for nearly nine years of leadership and service! Under her guidance, Care Share grew from an idea to a respected organization collaborating on both the state and local level to bring health equity to NC residents. Kellan’s passion for creating an equitable and healthy environment for all will carry over to her new role as President & CEO of John Rex Endowment. Congratulations, Kellan!
The Care Share Health Alliance Board has unanimously chosen Linda Kinney, former Care Share Deputy Executive Director, to serve as the organization’s next Executive Director effective July 15. Linda shared her vision for Care Share with the Board, stating, “Working to improve the health of under-resourced people in NC has been my passion throughout my career. I am fully committed to this mission because I believe that all people deserve to be happy and healthy, regardless of how much money they have, what they look like or where they come from. I could not be more grateful to be able to bring my personal and work visions together with this opportunity to lead Care Share.” Congratulations, Linda! We look forward to the future under your leadership.
Donna Elliott, Care Share Health Alliance Board of Directors Chair
A Message From Linda Kinney Our New Executive Director
I have been honored to work with Kellan, the Care Share staff, the Collaborative Networks and the Care Share Board for the past nine years. Through our work, we’ve seen more communities come together to leverage resources and build capacity to improve access to care through Collaborative Networks. We’ve seen research emerge confirming what safety net providers have always known, that healthcare is critical but not enough. We’ve worked with partners at the state and local levels to enroll people in health insurance options, with one new option made possible through the Affordable Care Act. We’ve seen people with the very lowest incomes left out of these options. Now we are nervously waiting to see what the fate of those options will be. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know that if we want to improve health, we must continue to collaborate locally, regionally and statewide. We must continue to integrate medical, preventative, community, social, and economic resources. We must work together to assure that everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy. There are challenging times ahead and I have no doubt that communities, safety net organizations, funders and individuals across NC are ready to meet those challenges. I hope you will join Care Share in this work and help us achieve our vision that communities are healthy and committed to health equity for all.
Linda Kinney, Care Share Health Alliance Executive Director