Reverend Dr. Yvonne V. Delk, Minister at United Church of Christ Brings Experience and Commitment to C-TAC’s Board
September 16, 2016—The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) appoints Reverend Dr. Yvonne V. Delk, Minister at United Church of Christ to its Board of Directors.
“Reverend Delk brings immense experience in faith and community leadership to our board. Her experience and leadership will help C-TAC immeasurably as we continue to expand our Community Action Project, ensuring that all Americans get high-quality person- and family-centered care,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, Co-Chair of C-TAC’s Board of Directors.
Reverend Dr. Yvonne Delk is the former Executive of the Community Renewal Society of Chicago, IL. She is the first African American woman to be ordained in the United Church of Christ and has served the denomination in leadership positions including serving as the Director of its Office for Church in Society. She also served as the moderator of the Program to Combat Racism of the World Council of Churches. She has lectured and taught in many institutions- including Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., Virginia Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and the Seminary Consortium for Pastoral Education in Chicago, Illinois.
For 50 years Reverend Delk has served as an educator, preacher, organizer and a prophetic voice leading the fight for human and civil rights for people of color, children and the poor throughout five continents. She is the founding Director of the Center for African American Theological Studies. Dr. Delk’s articles on the Black church experience, racism and human rights have appeared in many publications.
She holds degrees from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA., Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass, New York Theological Seminary in New York City.
“Joining C-TAC’s board will further my lifelong commitment to supporting the most vulnerable and ensuring that their voice is heard, respected and honored. I am excited to be a part of transforming the paradigm of advanced illness care for all people, especially those in diverse communities,” said Reverend Delk.
Reverend Delk joins C-TAC’s current Board of Directors, which includes: Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association; Jeffrey Burnich, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical and Market Networks, Sutter Health; Alexandra Drane, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, and Chair of the Board, Eliza Corporation; Bud Hammes, Director of Medical Humanities, Gundersen Health System; Tom Higgins, President and CEO, Prosetta Corporation; Randy Krakauer, MD, Strategic Advisor, C-TAC and Former National Medical Director of Medicare, Aetna; David Longnecker, MD, Chief Clinical Innovations Officer & Secretary Treasurer, C-TAC; Ann F. Monroe, President, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York; Leonard Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, University of Southern California; Richard Umbdenstock, President Emeritus, American Hospital Association (AHA); and Jeff Weiss, Founder and Director, CCI.
The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is a national non-profit, non-partisan alliance of patient and consumer advocacy groups, health care professional and providers, private sector stakeholders, faith-based organizations, and health care payers committed to the vision that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, will receive comprehensive, high quality, person-and-family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. For more information about C-TAC, visit TheCTAC.org