Shantelle Simpson named CEO of Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers

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The Board of Directors of Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (AMCHC) in Asheville, North Carolina is pleased to announce that Shantelle Simpson, MSN, RN has been named President & Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective September 6, 2021. Ms. Simpson is originally from Louisville, KY. She holds a Master’s in Nursing and Science from Western Governors University and is currently completing the doctoral program at Spalding University where she will obtain her Doctorates in Education & Leadership. Ms. Simpson is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Healthcare Executive Network. Ms. Simpson comes to Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers with more than ten years of progressively responsible Operations leadership in Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Ms. Simpson recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Park DuValle Community Health Center, the first and oldest Federally Qualified Health Center in the state of Kentucky. There she was responsible for implementing the center’s first school-based health program, improving clinical quality outcomes resulting in national awards, and creating collaborative partnerships with area foundations resulting in a strong health center fundraising program. In accepting the position, Ms. Simpson stated to the board, “I am honored to be joining the team and see a bright future for Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers’ staff, patients, and community partners.”

Ms. Simpson is devoted to Community Health and has a strong belief that Passion, Integrity, and Operational Excellence are the pillars to providing high quality care to the underserved. Please join the staff, the patients and the board of directors in extending an enthusiastic welcome to Ms. Shantelle Simpson to our community