UFM CEO Melissa Parker to Step Down

United Family Medicine’s CEO, Melissa Parker, who was profiled in our July issue, is moving on from the position. Board member Board Member Ann Nyakundi has been appointed Interim CEO.

Parker had been a part of the UFM family for more than 18 years, serving in a variety of management roles, including chief operating officer, before becoming CEO last year. She also played an important role as project lead in the design and development of the new Peter J. King Family Health Center.

Ann Nyakundi brings a wealth of healthcare experience to the role. She is strongly dedicated to improving safety-net community health systems and has more than 19 years of experience in healthcare administration, health policy and healthcare philanthropy, in addition to serving as a UFM board member for a year.

Nyakundi has an Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota, a Bachelors’ in Medical Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Michigan, and a certificate in quality improvement coaching.

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