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Welcoming a familiar face as the new board chair for Union Community Care

Cindy Stewart’s connection to Union runs deep, serving on our board since 2020. Cindy was also the Executive Director of the former Welsh Mountain Health Centers for eight years in the 1980s and served as an HR consultant for the former Lancaster Health Center in the 2010s.


Alisa Jones & Cindy Stewart

Lancaster & Lebanon, PA – Union Community Care has appointed Cindy Stewart as our new board chair. Stewart has served on the Union Community Care Board of Directors since 2020, and previously served in a leadership capacity as the board secretary. She replaces David R. Kreider, who served as the board chair since 2019.

A Full Circle Moment: Embracing Opportunity

Stewart, who is from Lancaster, served as the Executive Director of the former Welsh Mountain Health Centers for eight years in the 1980s. She also served as an HR consultant for the former Lancaster Health Center in the 2010s. The two health centers merged in 2021 as Union Community Care.

“This opportunity feels like a full circle moment—leading the former Welsh Mountain Health Centers in the 1980s and now providing board governance leadership to Union Community Care,” Stewart said. “The board of an FQHC is uniquely positioned to provide strategic direction from very diverse vantage points that understand and embrace complex lives and unique strengths and work hard to break down all barriers to care. I look forward to helping each board member find their voice to fulfill our mission.”

Stewart is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Community First Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution committed to aligning capital with justice for low-income communities and low-wealth individuals to increase opportunities for economic prosperity for all. Her career has been marked by a diverse range of roles in healthcare leadership, consulting, a mayoral run, substitute teaching through emergency certification, and human resources.

“Cindy brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to our mission,” said Alisa Jones, President & CEO of Union Community Care. “Her history with our organization, effective board governance, leadership acumen, and tenacious advocacy for health and economic equity is a combination that will ensure our person-forward approaches continue to heal and strengthen our communities.”

More about our board

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), 51% of Union Community Care’s volunteer Board of Directors are patients served by us. It is a requirement that all FQHCs include patient board members that represent the individuals who are served by the health center in terms of demographic factors such as race, ethnicity, and gender.

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