Delaware Healthcare Association Announces Interim CEO - Megan Williams, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
DOVER, DE (January 24 2023) – Today, the Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) is announcing Megan McNamara Williams, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP as DHA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer until such time as a permanent CEO is identified.
Williams is stepping in as interim CEO after former DHA President and CEO Wayne Smith stepped down in December 2022 from his role after more than 15 years of service to DHA.
“Megan has been an integral part of the great work being done at the Delaware Healthcare Association,” said Penny Short, board chair for DHA. “She is passionate about healthcare and will do a tremendous job leading the Association through the search for a permanent replacement.”
Williams brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the interim CEO position. She has worked in various capacities within Delaware’s healthcare community. Williams has been serving as DHA’s Vice President for the past five years where she has been responsible for providing leadership, management, and coordination for the Association’s clinical and policy work. Much of her career has been spent in the field of Population Health, working at the bedside as a hospitalist and as a primary care provider. She has designed and led several multidisciplinary initiatives, focused on improving healthcare outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.
Williams holds a Doctorate in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University, Master of Science in Nursing from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Delaware.
Williams explained, “DHA has been a leading and respected voice in healthcare in Delaware for many years and I am honored to serve our hospitals and healthcare systems in this transition role.”
The DHA Board of Directors is conducting a thorough and thoughtful search for a permanent CEO. The Association’s CEO plays a vital role in supporting and partnering with Delaware health systems, hospitals, and healthcare related organizations in addressing legislative issues and concerns impacting the healthcare delivery system across the state of Delaware.
About the Delaware Healthcare Association
The Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) was formed in 1967 and is a statewide trade and membership services organization that represents and serves hospitals, health systems, and related health care organizations in their role of providing a continuum of appropriate, cost-effective, quality care to improve the health of the people of Delaware. DHA’s mission is to provide policy and advocacy leadership in creating an excellent environment to support our members in helping every Delawarean to be as healthy as they can be.