Welcome to CHPA’s Interim CEO!

October 3, 2022 at 8:00 am

Kerry Cogan was part of CHPA since it formed in 2014 and spent the last nine years building it into the organization is it today. She has resigned as CEO and the CHPA Board of Directors is currently conducting a nationwide search for a replacement.

Ben Wiederholt was named Interim CEO of Community Health Provider Alliance (CHPA) in late August and is looking forward to partnering with the board of directors to support the CHPA team during its transition until a permanent CEO is identified.

Ben has been a healthcare executive for 18 years and is currently the president of Icarus Advising which supports organizations in the journey to a patient-first delivery system that is more effective, efficient, and equitable. Most recently he was the CEO at STRIDE Community Health Center, an FQHC with 17 locations throughout the Denver Metro area serving more than 55,000 people a year who are economically poor. During his five-year tenure, finances were stabilized, visits increased by 97%, quality outcomes improved including an emphasis on reducing health disparities, and programs were expanded to address the social drivers of health. Ben previously led ambulatory operations at Centura Health. He holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

“Although I’ve only recently joined the CHPA team, I feel compelled to share how deeply impressed I am with the dedication and talent of this team. There is a clear mission orientation and desire to partner closely with the health centers. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with them through this transition.”