Teresita Batayola Appointed to Board of Trustees for Seattle Colleges

International Community Health Services CEO Teresita Batayola was appointed to the Seattle College District Board of Trustees by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in October.

Batayola was appointed to a five-year term on the five-member Board of Trustees, which is responsible for overall policy and leadership of the colleges. Her appointment must be confirmed by the senate.

“We are pleased to welcome Teresita to our board,” said Chancellor Jill Wakefield. “She understands the health care industry, has valuable insight on our local community, and is very articulate about the challenges we face in this global economy.”

Batayola has been CEO of ICHS for nine years. In addition to health care, she has worked in economic development, community and international development, and strategic planning. She is president of the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers. She serves on the boards of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, the Community Health Plan, Community Health Network and the Community Clinic Network.

“I’m looking forward to serving on the Board of Trustees and creating educational opportunities for everyone in the Seattle area,” Batayola said. “I’m honored to be appointed by our governor.”

Batayola replaces Albert Shen on the Board of Trustees. Shen was appointed National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency in the US Department of Commerce.

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