Northern Nevada HOPES today announced that Faith Whitter, M.D., will assume the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Whittier comes to HOPES after serving as the O.B. Medical Director at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness in Houston, Texas.
As Chief Medical Officer of Northern Nevada HOPES, Dr. Whittier will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight of all HOPES medical care programs while ensuring the agency’s mission of patient-centered and integrated healthcare be provided with dignity to our disenfranchised and underserved community members. Dr. Whittier’s leadership will be critical to HOPES’ leadership structure as the agency looks to expand in the future.
Dr. Whittier commented, “I am honored and excited to lead the HOPES clinical team. HOPES is committed to caring for each patient with dignity and compassion. The clinic’s innovative and comprehensive model of care benefits both patients and providers, leading the future of quality-based care and driving healthy changes in the communities we serve.”
Dr. Whittier is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Madrid, Spain at the age of twelve. She completed her undergraduate studies at UC San Diego and later received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Whittier completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph hospital in Houston, Texas.
“As HOPES looks to expand our clinical footprint, Dr. Whittier’s work throughout her career with marginalized communities is a perfect fit for our primary care programming,” said HOPES’ CEO Sharon Chamberlain. “She is a fierce advocate for dignified care and understands the importance of integrating medical care with a range of other wrap-around services to help individuals, children and families in this community improve their health and well-being.”