Executive Vice President, Clinical Strategy
Donna Anthony serves as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Strategy for The HSC Health Care System. She is charged with leading The HSC Pediatric Center, HSC Home Care and HSC Health and Residential Services. She currently serves as an appointed member of the DC Maternal Mortality Review Committee, the DC Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee, and continues to work with DC Public Schools on early childhood health initiatives.
Prior to joining The HSC Health Care System, Ms. Anthony served as the Assistant Superintendent of Health & Wellness at the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education. In this role, she oversaw all of the federal nutrition programs for schools and child care centers, state athletics, and implementation of federal and local grant programs and services that support the health and wellbeing of children in schools and child care centers in the District. In that capacity, she served as an appointed member of the D.C. Food Policy Council, the Healthy Youth and Schools Commission, the Medical Care Advisory Committee and the Behavioral Health Council.
Ms. Anthony has a long-standing history of working with children with disabilities in various programs at D.C. Public Schools. She was instrumental in the opening of Early Stages, the early childhood special education evaluation center, and transformed Medicaid billing for DCPS, which increased revenue ten-fold. She has also served as a gymnastics coach for the Special Olympics in Pennsylvania.
Her career started in emergency health services, as a paramedic student in the District of Columbia, where she saw first-hand the challenges in accessing appropriate and high-quality health care. This led her to work in public health on a national level, doing research and policy research related to emergency department overcrowding, prenatal care, and cultural competence in hospitals and health systems.
Ms. Anthony has a bachelor’s degree in emergency health services and masters of public health from The George Washington University. She lives in the Maryland with her husband and 3 children.