”Change is coming,” said Mr. Ben Pettus, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer
of West Oakland Health Council. Mr. Pettus was presiding over the recent happening
at WOHC at Adeline and 7th Streets, on a sunny Thursday morning. More than 100 supporters
came together to mark the launch of the turnaround and welcome the new leadership
team. Mr. Loyd Ware, Board President, the entire Board of Directors, Congresswoman
Barbara Lee (D-13), Supervisor Keith Carson, HRSA Regional Director, Dr. John Maroney,
and Alameda County Health Director Kathleen Clanon, all participated and testified
to their ongoing commitment and dedication to the success and sustainability of the
West Oakland Health Council. More...
The community joins forces to celebrate the future
The West Oakland Health Council is a non-profit Community Health Center providing
primary care, mental health, and substance abuse recovery services to residents of
West, North and East Oakland, Emeryville and Southwest Berkeley. Its mission is to
improve the health and well-being of residents of these communities and to reduce
morbidity, preventable disability and premature death.
“The minute I walked through these doors my life opened up ...”