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Misty Drake

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Misty Drake, MA
Chief Operating Officer, Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

Learning the value of safety-net providers first-hand as a child patient, Misty Drake has more than 20 years of experience in community health. She is the Vice President of Client Services and Growth at Medical Home Network (MHN) and is responsible for building and growing a nationally recognized care transformation model that helps integrated health delivery systems succeed under advanced alternative payment models. Before joining MHN, Misty was the Chief Operating Officer at Piedmont Health Services (PHS) in Chapel Hill, NC. She is dedicated to the safety net system because of its strong commitment to reducing health disparities and improving health care access for low-income and other vulnerable communities. She brings vast experience in program oversight and evaluation, strategic planning, new program implementation, system redesign, clinical and financial performance improvement, value-based arrangements, and health center finance and grant management.
Misty held senior leadership and management roles at various health care entities in Chicago, Illinois. She also taught urban studies at Wheaton College, is an advisory board member for the Chicago Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a Board Member of Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, a Board Member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and a Board of Trustee for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chatham Hospital.
Misty completed her Master of Arts at the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration & Health Administration and Policy and Bachelors of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also studied Great Britain’s health care delivery system in England & Scotland.
Misty, her husband Steve, and their three children live in Chapel Hill, NC.