Chinwe R. Onyekere, MPH, is Associate Administrator at Lankenau Medical Center and System Administrator for Graduate Medical Education for Main Line Health in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Onyekere’s professional experience has provided her with the unique opportunity to develop a keen understanding of how to create and manage programs that have the potential for far-reaching impact on people’s health, the quality of care they receive, and the systems that provide that care. During her tenure as a Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ms. Onyekere focused on reducing healthcare disparities, reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, and identifying innovative ideas for breakthroughs in health and healthcare. After RWJF, Ms. Onyekere served as the Executive Director for Health Leads New York, where she had the opportunity to establish a new model of healthcare delivery, in which patients’ unmet resource needs are addressed as a standard element of patient care.
In her current role she is responsible for implementing innovative models for primary care medicine at Lankenau Medical Associates and Lankenau Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center, overseeing the financial graduate medical enterprise, as well as building relationships with community-based organizations in the Philadelphia area. Throughout her career, Ms. Onyekere has been committed to transforming the way healthcare is delivered locally and nationally to improve the health outcomes of all underserved and low-income communities.
Ms. Onyekere received her Master of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a Certificate in Business Essentials from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, and her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College. Ms. Onyekere was awarded the 2015 Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders by The Forum of Executive Women.
Ms. Onyekere currently serves on the board for Maternity Care Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving maternal and child health and well-being in Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the board for HealthSpark Foundation, a health foundation that identifies, selects, and invests in programs and agencies that will improve the health, welfare, and quality of life of Montgomery County residents.