Dr. Carladenise Edwards is the former executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Henry Ford Health System; she previously served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Providence St. Joseph Health and chief strategy officer for Alameda Health System in Oakland, California. Carladenise was founding CEO of Cal eConnect, the nonprofit which governed California’s electronic Health Information Exchange. She has also had leadership roles in Georgia’s Department of Community Health, Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration, and the US Department of Health and Human Services. She serves on the boards of Clover Health, Cancer IQ, Heluna Health, and Sound Physicians. She earned her BA and MS.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. from University of Florida.