Alliance Medical Center is pleased to announce Lisa Ward, MD, MsPH, MS, FAAFP, as the new Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Ward brings 20+ years of experience in Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) as a clinician leader. She most recently served as the Regional Medical Director at Marin Community Clinics in Novato. There she was deeply involved in provider staffing and professional development, team building, and the COVID-19 response. Prior to this, she served as CMO for Santa Rosa Community Health building the quality department, establishing and growing the IT department while also leading SRCH through the early days of the COVID pandemic in addition to the county fires in 2017 and 2019.

photograph of Dr. Lisa Ward, Chief Medical Officer at Alliance Medical Center

Additionally, Dr. Ward serves as a board member for the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and served as the Board President in 2019. She has been active on the Legislative Affairs committee for over 20 years as an advocate for Family Medicine and Family Physicians in many state health policy circles.

Dr. Ward is a board-certified family physician with a passion for working with the underserved communities, issues of health equity, diversity in the health professions, and universal health insurance and access to care for all.