Dr. Noha Aboelata, CEO, Roots Community Health Center
Noha Aboelata, MD, is founder and CEO both of Roots Community Health Center (Roots), a 501(c)3 community health center licensed by the state of California Department of Health Services sec. 1204(a), and the Roots Community Health Alliance (Roots Alliance), a 501(c)6 professional association comprised of Safety Net providers committed to the care of the underserved. She is a board certified family practice physician, an experienced leader and manager of health care institutions, and an advocate committed to eliminating health disparities among low-income populations in East Oakland and surrounding communities. As CEO of Roots, Dr. Aboelata is responsible for overall organizational strategic direction, programmatic design, contracting and oversight, leadership and management including oversight of financial management, HR management, and community partnerships Before founding Roots and Roots Alliance, Dr. Aboelata served in a variety of executive management positions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Dr. Aboelata received her B.S. degree from the University of California-Santa Barbara (1993) and her medical
doctorate from Howard University (1998) where she was honored as a Trustee Scholar. She served as Chief Resident of the Family Practice Residency Program Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, California (2000-2001) and as a National Health Service Corps Fellow from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Aboelata has a strong verbal command of Spanish and cares for her Spanish speaking patients in their native language.