ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones has appointed two Affinia Healthcare leaders to city boards.
Affinia Healthcare President and CEO Dr. Kendra Holmes has been appointed to the City of St. Louis Workforce Development Board.
The St. Louis Workforce Development Board strives to develop a quality workforce that meets the economic and labor market needs of the region by providing leadership and promoting collaboration between public, private and elected official partners.
“As a member of the City of St. Louis Workforce Development Board, I will promote workforce diversity and champion livable wages for all residents,” said Dr. Holmes. “I look forward to working with the board to develop innovative strategies to provide formerly incarcerated individuals with the necessary skills and training to successfully reenter the workforce.”
Dr. Melissa Tepe has been appointed to serve on the St. Louis City Board of Health and Hospitals. Dr. Tepe is a board-certified OB/GYN and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Affinia Healthcare.
“I cannot wait to listen, learn, and advocate for St. Louis,” said Dr. Tepe. “Dr Mati Hlatshwayo Davis and her team at the Department of Health are focused on equity and improving the well-being of St. Louis, which aligns with our mission at Affinia Healthcare. I am humbled and grateful to represent St. Louis, community health, primary care, and Affinia Healthcare in this way.”
About Affinia Healthcare
Affinia Healthcare is a dynamic and transformative health system, providing affordable primary and preventive health care located in St. Louis, Missouri. Affinia Healthcare is a community health center, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is accredited through The Joint Commission and NCQA organizations. Through its 11 locations (which includes school-based health centers) in St. Louis City and County, Affinia Healthcare serves over 43,700 people per year, of whom more than 90 percent have incomes under 100 percent of the federal poverty level. Approximately 70 percent of patients served are Black or African American, 11 percent are Hispanic/Latinx, and over 4,000 are un-housed.
The Affinia Healthcare Foundation depends on a wide array of funding sources and individual donor contributions to care for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised in our community. To make a donation to Affinia Healthcare, visit www.affiniahealthcare.org/donate. For more information about Affinia Healthcare, call 314-814-8700, or visit www.affiniahealthcare.org.