Roy L. Hawkins Jr. will pass NAHSE’S gavel to incoming President Anthony V. King during the opening of the 30th Annual Education Conference, Business Meeting and Exhibition taking place at the New Orleans Marriott October 13-16. Mr. King is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of The Wellness Plan Medical Centers.
During his tenure, King’s strategic vision and ‘results oriented’ leadership have resulted in enhanced patient and provider relationships and achieving increased organizational performance. As a widely recognized, focused, and effective leader, Mr. King’s operational excellence skills and deep experience in healthcare have produced widespread recognition and a reputation for operational and financial turnaround expertise. Prior to taking the helm of The Wellness Plan Medical Centers, Mr. King successfully served in a variety of executive positions including:
- President/CEO of the Family Health Center
- President of the Kalamazoo County Health Plan
- President of Saint Mary’s Health Management Company (Trinity Health)
- Director for a variety of departments and services for Detroit Riverview Hospital (Detroit-Macomb Hospital Corporation).
King completed a Masters of Health Service Administration degree from the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, also at the University of Michigan. His commitment to serving and bringing about positive change has been demonstrated through his tireless efforts and active participation in the community as a leader and volunteer. He has served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations:
- National Association of Health Service Executives; Community Choice of Michigan
- Gift of Life Michigan
- Hispanic Center of West Michigan
King was also founder of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, and the Michigan Primary Care Association. He has also been featured prominently in a number of national and professional publications including: Who’s Who in Black Detroit and National Association of Health Services Executives’ (NAHSE) Magazine. Most recently, Mr. King received the Michigan Primary Care Association’s Distinguished Service Award and has received the Contemporary Pioneer Award. Mr. King was also named by the Michigan Chronicle as one of their 2009 Men of Excellence. The prestigious award recognizes African-American men who motivate and inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.
“I am sincerely honored and privileged to serve as President of this prestigious organization. I look forward to continuing our rich tradition, mission and values,” he said.
Professionally, King is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a former Chairman of the Membership Committee. As an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he has served in a number of leadership positions for the fraternity. Additionally, he was the National Treasurer for the National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE); Immediate Past President of the Detroit Chapter for NAHSE; just served as President-Elect for the National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE); as well as former Board Chair for the Michigan Primary Care Association.
King resides with his wife and two daughters in Grand Rapids. They all enjoy golf, reading, quality time with friends and family and active participation in their church.