Lathran Johnson Woodard is the Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA or Association), overseeing a membership association of 23 community health centers (CHCs) which serve approximately 490,000 patients a year. Ms. Woodard has been with the SCPHCA for more than 30 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 Health Center Controlled Network 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.