Emtiro Health Announces New President and CEO

Kelly Garrison Will Lead Emtiro Health's Work to Provide Total Population Health Management Solutions to Patients, Providers, Systems, and Payers

Greensboro, NC— Emtiro Health’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kelly B. Garrison will serve as the organization’s next President and CEO. Garrison, formerly Emtiro Health’s Vice President of Operations, was part of the initial group of leaders from Partnership for Community Care (P4CC) and Northwest Community Care Network (NCCN) who announced Emtiro Health, a joint venture of the two organizations, late last year. Emtiro Health will continue to build on the vast experience of P4CC and NCCN to provide a total population health management solutions to patients, providers, systems and payers.

“The Board is enthused about extending Kelly Garrison’s proven leadership into the CEO role of Emtiro, and has the utmost confidence in her ability to mobilize Emtiro forward to realize its strategic vision,” said Terry G. Williams, Chair of the Board, and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

In addition to her role as President and CEO for Emtiro Health, Garrison also serves as the Executive Director for Northwest Community Care Network. She joined NCCN more than seven years ago as the quality development coordinator and has served in a variety of positions, focused on quality, informatics, and operations. Prior to joining NCCN, Garrison spent several years in the Patient and Family Relations department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Through her experience in both hospital and community settings, she has developed a desire to support all sectors of health care with innovative models to drive improvement. She earned a certificate from NC State University in Lean Healthcare and a certificate from The University of Virginia in Business Strategy. She completed a dual Masters program, earning a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University, and has a BS in Sports Medicine from Lynchburg College. 

“I am humbled, honored, and excited to have been selected by the Emtiro Health Board of Directors and my colleagues on the Executive Leadership Team to serve as President and CEO of Emtiro Health,” said Kelly Garrison, President and CEO of Emtiro Health. “It has been a remarkable experience to form, launch and now lead this company in a transforming marketplace. I am confident that, with the ongoing support and commitment that I see demonstrated daily by our staff, Emtiro Health will be a valued partner in transforming healthcare.”

Emtiro Health’s vison is strong individuals, families, and communities emboldened to achieve better health, total wellbeing, and brighter futures. Emtiro Health will realize this vision through its commitment to partner with and empower individuals, providers, and communities, with unparalleled expertise and bold, inspired solutions in population health management to address barriers to health and wellbeing.

While Emtiro Health was born out of North Carolina Medicaid reform, it will provide bold solutions to a variety of payers, providers, and community based organizations. 



Sarah Dohl