Eleace Sawyers, MPA, MAcc, CPPB, CHC
President & CEO

Professional Bio

Eleace E. Sawyers is President and Chief Executive Officer of Care Alliance Health Center. She joined the Center in 2017, bringing more than 14 years of Federally Qualified Health Center industry leadership, compliance, contracting, negotiations and fundraising experience. She oversees an interdisciplinary staff of more than 150 from multiple health clinics, including school-based and homeless health center sites in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2017, Eleace was honored by Who’s Who in Black Cleveland as a “Game Changer.” She is the proud recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Community Development Leadership and Supporter Award (Diaspora Arts Coalition), the 2014 Florida Association of Community Health Centers Partnership Award, 2012 South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean American Award and 2017 Role Model of Excellence Award. Previously, Eleace served as Vice President for Corporate Affairs for Jessie Trice Community Health Center. Prior to that, she worked as an Auditor for the State of Mississippi and was a Flight Attendant for American Airlines.

Eleace is a graduate of Florida International University, where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She also holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi. She is a certified member of the Health Care Compliance Association and a member of the American College of Health Care Executives.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n), and a deemed FTCA facility.

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain Health or Health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and it’s covered individuals.