Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is CEO of a multi-location, integrated care practice and a healthcare contracting consultant, specializing in helping mission-driven healthcare practices partner with community organizations to deliver just & equitable healthcare programs for historically excluded & under-resourced communities of color
Dr. Uwemedimo worked as a global pediatrician in low-income countries for almost 2 decades and as a public health researcher and professor for over a decade, securing over $2 million in grant funding and leading inter-professional teams to build and scale healthcare delivery and research programs to achieve health equity for marginalized youth and families.
However, in 2019 after experiencing burnout and a life-changing diagnosis of multiple sclerosis , she transitioned to social entrepreneurship to finally create healthcare spaces that truly served under-resourced communities.
In just 3 years, she and her co-founders, secured over $1.3 million in contracts & grants for their own healthcare network, Strong Children Wellness, which now has 15 employees and serves a patient population that is 80% Medicaid.
Securing contracts and grants has been the catalyst to help them to expand and now provide comprehensive & tech-enabled physical health, mental health and social care services to community based organizations that serve marginalized & historically excluded youth and families, including those affected by medical racism, trauma, mental illness, immigration challenges and poverty.