DAVID R. EDWARDS, MBA, FACHE * PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE Hevasof Consulting 2019 One Community Health, Hood River, OR 2014
– 2018 I was the
CEO of this Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operating an integrated
Person Focused Health Home including primary care, behavioral health, and
dental. We were a state of Oregon Tier 4
Health Home when I left. We grew from
just over 80 staff when I arrived to just over 160 when I left and managed an
$18 million budget.
I created a culture that
consistently exceeded financial and quality goals, creatively met community
needs, and exceeded patient expectations.
Quality went from volatile and
below average to become consistently the best in our region.
Reputation went from a
struggling and unengaged organization to one that was “a preferred partner for
advancing health and social justice”.
Hevasof Consulting - 2013
– 2014 As a
consultant/CEO I helped to build a strong foundation for an integrated medical,
dental, behavioral startup in Ohio.
Clackamas County FQHC, Oregon City, OR 2010
– 2013 I was the
Director of an FQHC within a county government operating an integrated Person Focused
Health Home model including primary care, behavioral health, dental, and public
health. We were a state of Oregon Tier 3 Health Home when I left. We had over 200 staff when I left and a $35
· More than doubled in size while creating a
sustainable and scalable business and operating model. Turned around a reputation as a failing
organization to one which was a desirable partner as demonstrated by multiple
key collaborative relationships with local hospitals, payers, and service
SEARHC (South East Alaska Regional Health
Consortium) Juneau, AK 2007 – 2010 I was the
VP of Finance and Administration for this tribally owned integrated system with
roughly 1,000 employees, $100 million budget, with a 27 bed hospital, 8 FQHC sites,
2 large regional hubs, outpatient medical, dental, behavioral health, P.T., optometry,
prevention, and disease management services.
Joint Commission Accredited.Accomplishments:
Analyzed financial and operating practices
through personal interviews and analysis, which led to board supported
strategic improvements in financial and operating practices and adoption of a
modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Engaged the board, senior leadership, and key
staff in an integrated strategic and financial planning process resulting in
board adoption of best practices.
Organized and led consortium-wide transformation
effort resulting in breaking down of silos, improved communication, greater
accountability and transparency, and from a $4 million loss to consistent
positive net margins.
Hevasof Consulting 2004-2006
Multiple projects including an FQHC startup and
hospital commissioning in Nigeria.
THE HEART INSTITUTE OF SPOKANE - Spokane,
– 2003 I was the
CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and then the COO (Chief Operating Officer) with
115 staff committed to reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease through a collaborative
research program, professional and community outreach and education, and
optimal clinical care.
Accomplishments: Coordinated a two year, top to bottom,
restructuring process that culminated in a new mission statement and strategic
vision, which unified us and energized the staff.
The Heart Institute was a “neutral ground” where
very competitive groups and hospitals engaged to identify and pursue mutually
beneficial collaborative opportunities.
· Identified the need for and developed a holistic
and cost effective cardiovascular disease management program that reduced
critical risk factors by 30%.
· Developed and implemented a series of
communication enhancements during a time of rapid and significant change that
reduced fears and increased commitment of the staff.
· Created an innovative insurance carve out with
access to all cardiology physician and hospital care for 17,000 lives which
united physicians and hospital and improved community-wide compliance with best
practices by 30%.
· Started physician focused EMR hosting business
growing to over 200 users in 4 years.
Early Career 1983
at Sea-Mar an FQHC where I grew from a part time accountant to become their
first CFO, tried a stint at the cable company as an accounting manager and
realized mission mattered, and worked with elderly and stroke victims at Full
Life in Seattle.
EDUCATION City University, Bellevue,
WA MBA Healthcare Administration Central Washington
University, Ellensburg, WA B.A., Business Administration
SERVICE & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
I provide hours of
personal service every week primarily through my church, served on the board of
the Northwest Primary Care Association, on the board of the Columbia Gorge
Coordinated Care Organization, North Clackamas Social Needs Roundtable, Board
Member Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health, founding member of
the Gorge Wellness Alliance.
= Master of Business Administration – focus on Healthcare Administration)
(FACHE = Fellow American College of Healthcare
Executives – a professional designation demonstrating a commitment to professionalism
and ethical behavior)