Clifford Shiepe to Continue Expansion of Health Care Services in South Los Angeles
March 2, 2016: T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers’ Board of Directors announced today that after an extensive search, it has appointed Clifford Shiepe as President and CEO. Mr. Shiepe formally assumes his role leading T.H.E. after being named as its Interim CEO in February 2015.
“After a thorough vetting process, Mr. Shiepe continued to stand out among all other candidates, as the person who had the particular expertise and knowledge to lead our organization forward,” said Beverly Davis, Chair, T.H.E. Board of Directors.
Mr. Shiepe joined T.H.E. in 2013 as Chief Administrative Officer. In this capacity, he was responsible for the day-to-day business operations for the organization, growth efforts, and construction of the Lennox, Crenshaw High School and La Brea sites Prior to joining T.H.E., Mr. Shiepe held leadership positions with several health care organizations, having served as Chief Executive Officer of Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Chief Operating Officer at Victor Valley Community Hospital, and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bedford International, a multi-specialty healthcare consulting company. Mr. Shiepe is a broad based, seasoned healthcare executive with senior level management experience with hospitals, medical group clinics, health systems, and managed care companies. He has provided four decades of transformational leadership for improving America’s healthcare system.
“Working with T.H.E. care providers and staff who are dedicated to delivering excellent health care in South Los Angeles is one of the greatest privileges,” Mr. Shiepe said. “It is an honor to be T.H.E.’s President and CEO and I look forward to building upon the good work that has been done by so many, and making it a clinic of choice for the South Los Angeles community.
Founded in 1974 as a neighborhood-based clinic for minority and low-income women, T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) was hailed as a pioneer in the provision of culturally responsive, women-focused health and wellness programs. By 1994, adapting to increasingly complex community needs, we had expanded our gynecological and primary care services to include prenatal and pediatric medical care, parenting classes, and teen health education, while continuing to build our highly regarded HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs. Twenty years later, T.H.E. is the medical home for over 13,000 patients who visit our clinic sites and school-based health centers for adult and pediatric medical and dental care, mental health counseling, family planning programs, and HIV/AIDS/STI screening and treatment services.