Anita L.A. Jenkins

Anita L.A. Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer
Howard University Hospital

Anita L.A. Jenkins is the chief executive officer of Howard

University Hospital (HUH). She assumed her new duties on February 17, 2020.

As a seasoned executive and leader, she comes to HUH with more than 20 years of successful healthcare experience. Jenkins most recently served as president of Sycamore Medical Center near Dayton, Ohio, part of the Kettering Health Network. She also oversaw Kettering Behavioral Medical Center and the Senior Division. Sycamore Medical Center is rated a 5- Star Hospital by CMS; an “A “Hospital by Leapfrog; and one of the top 100 Hospitals in the country by IBM Watson Health.

Jenkins joined the Kettering Health Network in 2015 as chief operating officer for the 500- bed Kettering Medical Center. Prior to working for Kettering, Jenkins served as Vice President at Good Samaritan Hospital Premier Health in Dayton.

Jenkins’ career in healthcare started as a respiratory therapist in Pittsburgh at UPMC, and then in Huntsville, Ala. She then moved to healthcare leadership roles in Danville, Va. Beginning her career serving patients has been the guiding force behind how Jenkins approaches the business and administrative side of healthcare. Jenkins states that she has been blessed with opportunities in management without losing her desire to connect with and serve patients and the community.

Jenkins holds an MBA from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn., and a bachelor’s degree in BBA from Averett University in Danville, Va. She loves volunteering for health organizations, including: the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association; the March of Dimes; and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Currently she serves as Vice Chair for the DC Hospital Association and on the Boards of the American Hospital Association, Kettering Health and serves as a member of Essential Hospitals.

Anita is trained in voice and music and loves serving her church.

Her faith and family are her passion, Jenkins and her husband, Kevin, have five children.

All Sessions by Anita L.A. Jenkins

Thinc Main Agenda Tuesday PM May 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Prioritizing DE&I: Act Now

  • Hear perspectives on approaches to heighten DE&I efforts in healthcare
  • Discuss the intersection of DE&I and SDoH programs to solve ethnic and racial disparities and remove health inequities
  • Explore innovative partnerships and cross-sector collaboration to promote diversity and inclusivity within an organization and the community
Moderator: Eliza Lo Chin