Primary Care Development Corporation Founding CEO Ronda Kotelchuck to Retire

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New York, NY (February 6, 2015) – The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) Board of Directors announced today that Ronda Kotelchuck, PCDC’s founding CEO, will be retiring and a search is underway for a new CEO. Ms. Kotelchuck will continue to serve in her current role until a new leader is selected and will assist in the transition.

“Over two decades ago, Ronda Kotelchuck and a small group of committed citizens created the Primary Care Development Corporation to ensure that every community has access to primary care,” said Daniel T. McGowan, Chair of PCDC’s Board of Directors. “Under Ronda’s leadership PCDC has become an invaluable force for change that strengthens and expands the primary care safety net and improves the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients in underserved communities throughout the U.S. We are enormously grateful to Ronda, and will seek a leader to continue PCDC’s mission and take the organization to new levels of impact in this rapidly transforming healthcare environment.”

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead PCDC since its beginning and to work with so many talented and dedicated people who support our mission and our work. I am proud of PCDC’s impact – the people whose lives are better, whose families are healthier and whose communities are stronger because they now have access to quality primary care,” said Ms. Kotelchuck. “This is an exciting time for new leadership of PCDC. Primary care is now recognized as the linchpin to healthcare transformation that improves health, lowers costs and strengthens communities, and PCDC is well positioned to expand and deepen its role in fulfilling the promise of primary care.” PCDC’s Board of Directors has retained the executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim to assist in the search for the new CEO. Potential candidates for the position should contact Paul Spivey or Susan Meade at

Founded in 1993, PCDC is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding and transforming primary care in under served communities to improve health outcomes, lower health costs and reduce disparities through three key program areas: Capital Investment, Performance Improvement, and Policy and Advocacy. PCDC’s impact includes more than $515 million invested in low-income communities, 1 million square feet of primary care capacity developed, 900 healthcare organizations strengthened to deliver patient-centered primary care, 7,000 healthcare workers trained and 765,000 patients with improved access to primary care.