Term: October 2020 - September 2025
Teresita Batayola is president and CEO of International Community Health Services, Washington state’s largest Asian and Pacific Islander non-profit organization providing primary health care services. Prior to entering the health care field, Batayola worked and practiced in economic development, community and international development, and strategic planning.
An active public speaker and advocate for affordable health care and health equity, Batayola earned the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award, presented in October 2019 by the Filipina Women’s Network in Paris, France. In 2014 she was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for increasing access to health care coverage, and in 2010 she was named an outstanding leader in health care by Seattle Business Magazine.
Batayola holds a BA in Public Affairs from Seattle University and an MS in Urban Administration from Bucknell University. She is a past president of the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers and serves on the boards of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, the Community Health Plan, Community Health Network and Forterra Strong Communities Fund. Prior to entering the health care field, she worked and practiced in economic development, community and international development, and strategic planning.