Carrie Whitwood became a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2018.
Whitwood is the Executive Director of Ardent Solutions whose mission is to create synergy within and between systems, organizations, family and individuals that result in a strong culture of health and quality services for our communities. She is responsible for the overall operation and management of the corporation, and leads a Team that works proactively to address the needs of the community. Through her tenure with the organization, she has been a part of the infrastructure transformation from a ‘collaboration’ to receiving NYS Incorporation and Internal Revenue Service 501c3 status in 2005.
Whitwood holds a degree in business administration from Alfred State College. She is a 2009 graduate of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York’s Health Leadership Fellows Program.
Actively involved in the local, regional and State level to address health issues, Whitwood is a member of numerous boards and committees including: Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development Corporation, Alfred State College Community Advisory Committee, Allegany County Substance Use Disorder Committee, Allegany County Unified Services, Safe Kids Southern Tier NY Coalition, and the NYS Health Foundation Community Advisory Committee.
She is a resident of Wellsville, NY.