Teresita Batayola, Chief Executive Officer of International Community Health Services (ICHS) in Seattle, Washington, leads the state’s largest Asian and Pacific Islander non-profit organization providing primary health care services including medical, dental, behavioral health, acupuncture and health education services. Batayola came into health care from her work in planning and leading major public initiatives and projects at the international, state and local levels. With a background in economic development, community development and strategic planning, she has headed comprehensive planning for the City of Seattle and was the Strategic Development Advisor for a World Bank project in Surabaya, Indonesia. She holds a BA from Seattle University and an MS in urban administration from Bucknell University. Batayola is currently the Board President of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Board Vice President for the Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers, and an Advisory Committee member for the State Insurance Commissioner’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. In March 2010, Batayola was named by Seattle Business Magazine as an outstanding leader in healthcare.