Carolyn Allison, one-time leader of C.W. Williams Health Center, has been named chief executive officer of Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Charlotte’s only other federally qualified health center that serves low-income and uninsured residents. Allison will begin work June 1.
She succeeds Nancy Hudson, who founded the Charlotte Community Health Clinic as a free clinic in 2000 and who will retire for a second time at the end of May. Hudson originally retired in 2015, after the clinic received a federal grant of $691,667 and became the city’s second federally qualified health center.
Hudson was replaced by Caroline Chambre Hammock, who had been director of housing programs for Urban Ministry Center. But after a short time, Hudson returned to the job, and the search for a new CEO began.
Allison has more than 30 years of experience in health-care administration, including hospitals, managed care and community health centers. From 2000 to 2010, she was chief executive officer of C.W. Williams Health Center on Wilkinson Boulevard, which has served low-income patients for more than 30 years as a federally qualified health center.
In 2010, Allison founded Creative Health Care Consultants, where she wrote grant applications for federally qualified health centers, trained executives for those centers and provided operational support to numerous health centers.
Charlotte Community Health Clinic serves more than 3,500 patients each year and employs more than 50 professionals at two sites in the University area and in west Charlotte. For information: www.charlottecommunityhealthclinic.org. To become a patient, call 704-316-6561.