Kate Swanson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for North Shore Community Health Center. As a well-respected strategist and facilitator, Kate plays a major role in the development and execution of the organization’s short and long-term strategy, ensuring strategic alignment across all areas of the organization and coordination of transformation and change management efforts. She has spent her entire career in the health care field, including with Mass General Brigham where she served as an internal consultant providing coaching and support for 18 primary care practices, including North Shore Community Health and Lynn Community Health Centers, in their transformation efforts to achieve and maintain recognition as a NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home.
Kate has a strong desire for her professional efforts to directly serve the North Shore community, where she resides with her family. She has particular interest in health care efforts that emphasize upstream medicine, patient-centered approaches, team sustainably and continuous improvement. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University’s Heller School, a BA from Stonehill College, and training in the Lean methodology for improvement.