August 20, 2021

GCACH Executive Director Announces Retirment

Greater Columbia ACH today announced that Carol Moser, Executive Director, will retire by the end of December 2021. The Board of Directors will begin the process for replacement as soon as possible. The Board deeply appreciates the positive influence she has made to the region.

Moser has served in her current role since June of 2014, and has played an integral part in advocating for the health of her community. During her time at GCACH, she served as a champion for collaboration and innovation within the healthcare delivery system. Recognizing the importance of whole-person care and reaching one’s highest potential, she inspired her team through various initiatives that include providing technical assistance to healthcare providers, addressing social determinants of health, launching community resilience campaigns, developing an innovative internship program for behavioral health providers, and serving as a liaison for much needed resources throughout the pandemic.

“Carol has been an aspirational leader.” says Rhonda Hauff, Past Board President and CEO of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS). YNHS has participated with GCACH since the beginning of the Medicaid Transformation Waiver / Practice Transformation program.

Diane Halo, Program Director at Greater Columbia ACH shares, “I am so thankful for Carol’s leadership and support over the years.  I have learned so much from her.  She has given me the opportunity to grow, change, and become a leader, myself.”

Prior to her position with Greater Columbia ACH, Carol served six years as the Executive Director of the Benton-Franklin Community Health Alliance, one of the original health care collaboratives in the state of Washington.  Carol was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission from 2006 to 2011, and was a member of the Richland City Council from 1995 to 2006, serving as Mayor Pro-Tem from 2008-2010. Carol received her Master's in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Music from Pacific Lutheran University.  She is an active member of Columbia Center Rotary, a Board member of the Benton Franklin Workforce Development Council, the Benton-Franklin Community Health Alliance, and a member of the State’s Behavioral Health Workforce Advisory Committee.

Greater Columbia ACH is a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the health of its population by decreasing health disparities, improving efficiency of health care delivery, and empowering individuals and communities through collaboration, innovation, and engagement.

For more information, please contact Chelsea Chapman (cchapman@gcach.org).