LOS ANGELES — Essential Health Access welcomes Roger B. Sweis to their Executive Leadership Team as a Chief Financial Officer. Roger will lead the Essential Health finance team in fulfilling the commitment to equity in expanding and protecting sexual and reproductive health care for all.
Roger is an award-winning Chief Financial Officer with 20 years of leadership experience. In his career, he has helped mission-driven organizations take their operations to the next level. He is a Founder/Co-Founder of 13 social enterprise organizations and special assistant to founders of over 100 organizations, nonprofits, and real estate investment groups with a proven track record of successful government grant and contract management. He has a Middle Eastern background of Jordanian descent.
As Essential Access Health’s CFO, Roger will lead and oversee the organization's financial, accounting, tax compliance, employee benefits, contracts, and facilities. He will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the finance, accounting and administrative functions, and provide financial strategy, budget management and forecasting needs to the organization. This drives the Essential Access mission to advance health equity through a wide range of programs and services including clinic support initiatives, provider training, advanced clinical research, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns.
Most recently, Roger served as the CFO of Community Health Councils in Los Angeles. In this role, he successfully managed a multidisciplinary team and the organization’s first large-scale federal audit. In addition, he led business process improvements in the HR, IT and Legal & Compliance divisions to help navigate 300% growth in revenue. Roger has also held CFO positions for organizations like Startup For America, SmarterHealth.io and The Wheelhouse Project, in addition to serving as Executive Vice President or Co-Founder.
Team awards Roger has been recognized with include American Health Data Conference’s Top 5 AHIMA Startup of the Year, Robinhood Foundation’s Social Impact Award and PepsiCo Challenge’s Innovation Grant Award.
Roger received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Psychology from the University of Illinois. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago, where he was a Capstone Award Recipient. Roger is a founding team member of Impact Hub Nashville and a member of the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance and Disruptive Innovation.
For more information on Essential Access Health, please visit www.essentialaccess.org.
About Essential Access Health
Essential Access Health champions and promotes quality sexual + reproductive health care for all. We achieve our mission through a wide range of programs and services including clinic support initiatives, provider trainings, advanced clinical research and advocacy + consumer awareness. Essential Access leads the Title X federal family planning program in California and Hawaii. Essential Access was established in 1968, grounded in the belief that the ability to plan our families and futures and make informed, autonomous choices about our sexual and reproductive health are essential for overall health and well-being. More than fifty years later, Essential Access is committed to making access to high-quality, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and information a reality for everyone – regardless of income, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or health insurance or documentation status.