The president and CEO of Seattle’s International Community Health Services has been honored with a prestigious global award for her leadership.
Teresita Batayola won an award from the Filipina Women’s Network in the “Builder” category for her strategic and collaborative initiatives, including alliances with institutions, corporations and other nonprofit organizations. Filipina Women’s Network is a San Francisco-based nonprofit advocacy organization that recognizes Filipina leaders for their work on economic and social justice and women’s rights in both the public and private sectors.
International Community Health Services is the state’s largest Asian and Pacific Islander nonprofit organization. It operates 11 service sites, including medical and dental clinics, a meal program, an assisted-living facility and a teen health center.
Last year, the 47-year-old organization provided health care services to 32,000 people, according to its annual report, including more than $1 million of uncompensated care. The nonprofit is in the beginning stages of a $20 million capital campaign to build a 25,000-square-foot senior health care facility on North Beacon Hill.
It recorded more than $50 million in revenue last year.
Batayola will be honored at the 16th Filipina Global Summit in Paris at a conference that runs from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2. Seattle Business magazine named Batayola, who has been president and CEO since 2006, an outstanding leader in health care in 2010.