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Q&A: Tasha Blackmon President and CEO, Cherry Health

MiBiz, September 13, 2020 — The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Athena Award was created in 1989 to recognize professional excellence, community service and assistance to women for helping attain professional leadership skills. This year’s winner is Tasha Blackmon, who has served three years as president and CEO of Grand Rapids-based Cherry Health, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Michigan that provides care in underserved areas.

Blackmon, who’s been with Cherry Health for nearly 16 years and started as a site manager at the Westside Health Center, spoke with MiBiz about managing through the COVID-19 pandemic — a period she calls “a time for decisive leadership.”

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