Cheri Rinehart RN, BSN, NHA

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers

Cheri Rinehart provides strategic direction to the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) in representing the more than 300 federally qualified health center (FQHC), RHC and like mission provider sites across the commonwealth and the more than 800,000 people who count on them for care. Prior to joining PACHC, she served as vice president of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. She is an RN and licensed NHA. She was one of 20 nurses selected nationwide annually as an RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow, is a graduate of the RULE Leadership Program at Penn State and is a summa cum laude graduate of Bloomsburg University. Cheri serves on the boards of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Central Penn College and the American Trauma Society, and on the national FQHC advisory boards of UnitedHealthcare and AmeriHealth Caritas. A long-standing organ and tissue donation advocate, she is a gubernatorial appointee on the PA Organ Donation Advisory Committee, which she chaired for two terms. She is a recipient of the PA Rural Health Leader of the Year award, the American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine award, and other recognitions.