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Robert Hayes

President and CEO
Health Care
Community Healthcare
United States of America


 Robert M. Hayes has served as President and CEO of Community Healthcare Network since 2015. CHN is a network of 13 health centers providing integrated health care to over 80,000 men, women, and children in underserved neighborhoods throughout New York City. Mr. Hayes has led mission-driven organizations locally and nationally. He founded and led the National and New York Coalitions for the Homeless, winning the nation’s first right to shelter court ruling and battling to remedy many of the upstream causes of homelessness. He has served as the president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national non-profit organization supporting consumer interests in healthcare and aging. Mr. Hayes oversaw consumer protection for more than two million Americans with Medicare while at Universal American Corp. and has practiced law with firms in New York and Maine, including Sullivan & Cromwell and O’Melveny & Myers. Mr. Hayes is a lifelong battler for social justice and a staunch advocate for healthcare, behavioral health care, housing, food, and income support. He is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has been awarded honorary degrees by 11 colleges and universities. Mr. Hayes is a graduate of Georgetown University and the New York University School of Law.

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