Gail Mayeaux has nearly two decades of senior healthcare experience, with 12 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of a rural, two-county Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Western New York. In that role, Gail was the architect of the clinic’s financial turnaround strategy, transforming a struggling Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center with significant debt to a FQHC Look-Alike in 2009, and to a fully-funded FQHC in 2012. She did this while eliminating all of the clinic’s long-term debt. In 2016, the clinic received its second FQHC award and has received numerous expansion, capital and state grant awards. She also oversaw three building projects, including the clinic’s recent de novo expansion which included purchasing and renovating the site.
Gail oversaw the clinic’s transformation into a data-driven, quality-focused organization that won the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Quality Leader Award in each of the four years it has been awarded, making the clinic one of only two in New York to continuously receive the award. The award is given out to the top 5% of all health centers across the country. Additionally, during her tenure, the clinic doubled in patient size, added a fourth site, a dental program, an integrated behavioral health program and a care management program, ultimately tripling its operations in just five short years.
Gail has significant operational expertise in primary care, FQHCs, system transformation, and clinical integration. She enjoys working with community-based organizations, primary care and behavioral health providers, and integrated delivery systems to improve operations, create financial stability, and build data integrity processes to establish quality benchmarking. At HMA, Gail’s focus is on primary care delivery systems, with an emphasis on value-based payment, clinical transformation, and financial sustainability.
Gail is also a professional writer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University. In 2014, she completed the Health Fellows Leadership course, sponsored by the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.
She and her husband, Darryl, live in Allegany, N.Y.