- Jan. 13, 2020
-- Carla Baker, RN has been selected as the new chief operating officer of Common Table Health Alliance. Baker joined the organization in 2011 and has served in various capacities. She is most recognized for her role as the project director of the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC), spearheading collaboration between the various breast cancer organizations in Shelby County and creating awareness and education events for patients, providers, survivors, and caregivers to help eliminate healthcare disparities and achieve health equity. Each year, MBCC's Live! Memphis event draws hundreds of breast cancer patients, survivors, and those who support them for a day of education, pampering, and fun. Baker has also helped publish various breast cancer resources such as the MBCC Pink Care Directory
, MBCC Membership Profile Directory
and Breast Cancer 901: The Status of Breast Health Care in the Memphis Metropolitan Region
". She will continue in that capacity and in her new role as COO, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of CTHA and will assist in executing plans created by the CEO.
According to CTHA Board Chair Bobby Peters, Baker was the obvious choice. "Mrs. Carla Baker has been involved with the Common Table for almost a decade. Her unique experience and depth of knowledge exceed all the requirements for this position. Her role as COO is a strategic step forward for CTHA as we continue to build a dynamic team."
Baker sees her promotion to COO as an extension of the work she has been able to be a part of since she joined CTHA, "It is the duty of every healthcare professional to assist their community to obtain health equity and alleviate healthcare disparities. Everyone living in Shelby County has the right to adequate and quality healthcare. I'm proud of the work CTHA has done and will continue to work hard to achieve those goals," she said.
Baker is a registered nurse and was previously employed by Baptist Memorial Hospital and Heritage Nursing Facility before segueing into roles in administration and nursing education. For more information about Common Table Health Alliance, visit commontablehealth.org (about:blank