Teresita Batayola


Teresita Batayola

Term: October 2014 - September 2020

Teresita Batayola is 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.

Batayola is president of the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers and serves on the boards of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, the Community Health Plan, Community Health Network and the Community Clinic Contracting Network.

An active spokesperson and public speaker on affordable health care, Batayola was named by Seattle Business Magazine as an outstanding leader in health care in 2010, and was recognized in 2014 as a White House Champion of Change for increasing access to health care coverage.

Batayola holds a BA in Public Affairs from Seattle University and an MS in Urban Administration from Bucknell University.