CCNC president, CEO to deliver CPHS graduation address

BUIES CREEK — Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) President and CEO, L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, will deliver the graduation address at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ 26th hooding and commencement exercises.
“I’m excited to be addressing new graduates entering a health care world that will be very different from that of their predecessors,” said Dobson. “Their skills and energy will be critical to providing the state and nation with a robust primary care system built on effective collaboration among multi-disciplinary medical home teams.”
In addition to his leadership roles at CCNC, Dobson is a Visiting Scholar at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He has been actively involved in health policy on both the state and national level and is recognized as an early leader and developer of the Community Care of North Carolina program. Formerly, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Health for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
“Allen Dobson is an extraordinary example of an innovative leader in the health care field of North Carolina and the nation as a whole,” said Michael L. Adams, dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “I am excited for the encouraging words he will bring to our graduating class as they transition from students to health care professionals.”
Dobson attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed his residency in family medicine at East Carolina University. His undergraduate education was received at North Carolina State University.
Graduation exercises will be held in the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center in Buies Creek on Friday, May 8, at 3 p.m.