Carladenise Edwards

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Carladenise EdwardsDr. Carladenise Armbrister Edwards is Henry Ford Health System’s senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Joining the health system in July 2020, she provides executive counsel and leadership for the system’s strategic planning efforts and partnership ventures, business development and transformation initiatives, government affairs, as well as Henry Ford Innovations, the health system’s multi-disciplinary team responsible for product design and commercialization, technology transfer, licensing agreements and international programs.

Dr. Edwards is an accomplished healthcare executive with nearly three decades of healthcare, nonprofit and government experience. Prior to Henry Ford, she was executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Providence St. Joseph Health, a $24 billion Catholic health system headquartered in Renton, WA, comprising 51 hospitals and 800+ clinics across seven states.

Before that, she served as chief administrative officer for Providence Health & Services’ Population Health division and was instrumental in the 2016 merger with St. Joseph Health.

Additional executive leadership roles including chief strategy officer for Alameda Health System in Oakland, CA, where she facilitated the expansion and rebranding of the integrated public health system with a mission of Caring, Healing, Teaching and Serving All.

An expert in the intersection of healthcare and technology, Dr. Edwards also served as founding president and CEO of a nonprofit corporation, which governed California’s electronic Health Information Exchange, held technology based leadership roles in Georgia’s Department of Community Health, and advised healthcare, technology and nonprofit clients as principal advisor and CEO with a Florida based consulting firm.

Rooted in a strong commitment to service, Dr. Edwards serves on several boards, including the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, Seattle-based College Success Foundation, Heluna Health, a not-for-profit population health company headquartered in California, and Apatics, Inc.

She has a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in Education and Psychological Services and bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edwards also studied neuroscience at the University of Leuven in Belgium and gerontology at the University of California Los Angeles.

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