Adrienne White-Faines, MPA
Chief Executive Officer, American Osteopathic Association
Ms. White-Faines serves as CEO of AOA, in charge of carrying out the AOA’s strategic agenda supporting the organization’s physician and student members and its commitment to promoting public health, advancing scientific research, and serving as the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools, hospitals and health care facilities. For the past 10 years served as vice president of health initiatives and advocacy at the American Cancer Society (ACS), Illinois Division, where she was accountable for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs. Prior to employment at ACS, she served as chief operating officer at Chicago-based Renwal Emergency Medical Services, a health care management consulting firm for hospitals and physicians, and at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she oversaw a $600 million hospital redevelopment project. She also worked as a health strategist with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and as a practice administrator for a large physician group practice in Whittier, Calif. White-Faines remains active with numerous local and national nonprofit organizations, including the Erikson Institute, American Field Service-USA and as a fellow with Leadership Greater Chicago. She holds an MPA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a BA from Amherst (Mass.) College.