Dr. Carladenise Armbrister Edwards


Carladenise Armbrister Edwards has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2022. Since July 2020, Dr. Edwards has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Henry Ford Health System, where she leads the system's strategic planning efforts and partnership ventures, business development and transformation initiatives, government affairs strategy, as well as Henry Ford Innovations, the health system's multi-disciplinary team responsible for product design and commercialization, technology transfer, licensing agreements and international programs. Prior to Henry Ford, Dr. Edwards was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health, a health system, from July 2018 to June 2020, and the Senior Vice President, Contracting for Providence St. Joseph Health from January 2017 to July 2018. Dr. Edwards' experience includes several additional executive leadership roles, including Chief Administrative Officer for Providence Health & Services' Population Health division and Chief Strategy Officer for Alameda Health System. Dr. Edwards also served as Founding President and CEO of Cal eConnect, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that governed California's electronic Health Information Exchange. Additionally, she has held technology-based leadership roles in Georgia's Department of Community Health. Dr. Edwards holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Florida, a master's degree in Education and Psychological Services and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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