Jessica Henderson Boyd Named President and CEO of Unity Health Care

The Unity Health Care (Unity) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dr. Jessica Henderson Boyd to the position of President and CEO. Dr. Boyd served as Unity’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for two years and brings an extensive background in primary care, research, public health, and deep knowledge of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to her new role.  

On behalf of the Unity Board of Directors, Chairperson Paul Kealey said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Jessica Boyd assume the helm as Unity’s next President and CEO. Dr. Boyd has shown exceptional leadership as Unity’s Chief Medical Officer. Now she will use those leadership skills – her strategic vision, keen analytical intelligence, consensus-building style, outstanding communications, listening skills, and deep passion for Unity’s mission – to guide Unity into the future. The Board has the utmost confidence in their selection of Dr. Boyd as the ideal candidate to assume the mantle of Unity Health Care.” 

Dr. Boyd was chosen following a nationwide search. She previously served as CMO at Baltimore Medical System and most recently held strategic positions at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and McKinsey & Co.  

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to continue the legacy of service to the community that Vincent Keane, Dr. Janelle Goetcheus and others have fostered since Unity’s inception,” states Dr. Jessica Henderson Boyd. “Our mission to provide access to comprehensive healthcare for all in our community couldn’t be more timely or urgent, and I believe Unity is well positioned to lead in the fight for health equity and improve health and wellness for our patients and our city.” 

WittKieffer’s Julie Rosen, Rachel Polhemus and Keshia Harris led this search. 

Read the full announcement.