Kathleen Colville, PhD, MSW, MSPH

President and CEO


Email KathyC@email.unc.edu

Kathy earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Brown University and masters degrees in social work and public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her PhD in public administration at North Carolina State University, where her research was focused on the policy process and the Medicaid program. She serves on the UNC Greensboro Public Health Education Advisory Board and serves as a board member for Impact Alamance, AuthoraCare Collective, Guilford Community Care Network, and the United Way of North Carolina.

Colville most recently led the Healthy Communities department at Cone Health, one of North Carolina’s largest health networks, in Greensboro. In her role as director, she led teams that improved access to health care for the most vulnerable members of the Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell, and surrounding communities.

Colville previously worked in public health and hospital emergency preparedness, serving on the front lines during several major disasters, including Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010.