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CAN Community Health Names Interim CEO

Dr. Rishi Patel is the organization's former COO and executive vice-president.

By Staff June 17, 2021

Dr. Rishi Patel

Dr. Rishi Patel

CAN Community Health, which raises awareness and helps those impacted by HIV, hepatitis C, STDs and other diseases, announced today it has parted ways with its chief executive officer, Richard E. Carlisle. Former chief operating officer and executive vice-president Dr. Rishi Patel has been appointed interim CEO.

In addition, CAN's board of directors will be forming an executive leadership council tasked with supporting Patel in managing the organization's day-to-day operations. That council will consist of Mary Lifland, chief financial officer; Deborah Hawkes, chief administrative officer; Leslie Lind, chief compliance officer; Roger Capote, chief of corporate services; Katy Wendel, chief of clinical services; Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis, chief medical officer; and Brett McNeal, vice-president of legal affairs.

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