Vanetta Abdellatif is President and CEO of Arcora Foundation. Before joining Arcora Foundation in February 2020, Vanetta was CEO of the Community Health Centers at the Multnomah County Health Department in Portland. Community Health Centers is Oregon’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center, annually serving more than 66,000 individuals at 18 locations. The Health Centers provide medical, dental, and student health services, in addition to homeless, HIV, pharmacy, and other support services. Vanetta’s previous experience includes hospital administration at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, long-term care management at Catholic Health Corporation in Nebraska and Wisconsin, and health delivery leadership roles at both Legacy Health System and Providence Health System in Portland.
She has served on numerous Boards locally and nationally. She is currently Board Chair of OCHIN, a national health IT solutions nonprofit. Her prior Board service includes Chair of the Northwest Health Foundation Board, the PacificSource Health Foundation, and Chair of the Oregon Primary Care Association.
Vanetta is an ardent promoter of strong partnerships and health equity. Her commitment to eliminating barriers to health services due to poverty, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity has guided her career.
Vanetta earned a Bachelors of Art in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters in Public Health from San Diego State University. When not working to support equity for our most vulnerable neighbors, Vanetta enjoys traveling with her family and dancing with friends at Zumba classes.