Kenda West
Kenda WestAdvisor
Extensive leadership in healthcare information technology, business development & strategic planning


Seasoned Healthcare executive with extensive C-suite experience across a broad range of Healthcare companies from start-ups to the world’s leading medical institutions including Johns Hopkins Medicine and McKesson, among many others. Problem-solver and execution driver for whom no issue or situation is too large or too small. Sought out for her leadership on every aspect of Healthcare strategy, operations, and IT/workflow optimization, Kenda has led numerous EHR, IT and systems transformation and implementation successes. Proven executive and entrepreneur across public, private, venture capital, and non-profit platforms.

Experience & Education

  • CEO/COO/CIO of entrepreneurial healthcare companies: FavorHealth, Voalte, BioLucid
  • CIO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • VP of IT for MedStar/Washington Hospital Center
  • Senior corporate strategy and business development executive at McKesson, Booz Allen
  • IT management at Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Education:
    • BA in Business Administration/Information Systems from the University of Baltimore
    • MS in Healthcare Administration from University of Maryland – University College