Adrienne White-Faines

Vice President, Head of Healthcare

Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, FACHE, is a healthcare senior executive, with extensive experience in governance and operations within physician and chronic disease associations; medical education; academic medical and public hospital systems; as well as ambulatory care systems and physician practice management. Her recent client work with Quick Leonard Kieffer focuses on C-Suite search and leadership development for a multi-state health system, and national healthcare performance improvement company.

Most recently, White-Faines served as the CEO for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), where for 6 years she led the professional association that represents more than 150,000 osteopathic physicians (or DOs) and medical students in the US. In this role, she had oversight of the AOA’s work to advance osteopathic medical education through accreditation of over 51 medical college campuses in 38 states; 1400 residency training programs; and board certification in 16 specialties, in the US and Internationally. The AOA also promotes public policy, public health and research through an osteopathic patient-centric lens.

With her background in healthcare strategy, and constant commitment to improve health status of populations across the globe, White-Faines previously was Vice President and Chief Health Officer at the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, where she had oversight of research, education, advocacy and patient services. She was also COO of a health care and physician practice management consulting firm, after serving over 10 years in capital strategic planning and community services development at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. Before relocating to Chicago, she began her career working at both LA County Hospitals and the Health and Hospital Corporation in New York City.

With an undergraduate degree from Amherst College, a Master’s degree from University of Southern California, and two honorary doctorates, she also supports numerous organization with board and volunteer service, including Erikson Institute; Otho A. Sprague Foundation;  Innovaccer Technologies; Loeb Center of Amherst College; and Women of Color Advancing Peace (WCAPS). She resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Larry Faines, MD, and remains inspired by her family of young adults.