Dawn Holden Woods is chief social services officer and oversees Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) subsidiaries Turning Points for Children, The Bridge, and Health Promotion Council, as well as PHMC’s Health Promotion Services group and Research and Evaluation group.
Ms. Woods previously served as managing director of Children and Family Social Services for PHMC, and chief executive officer of Turning Points for Children. With Ms. Woods’ leadership, Turning Points for Children has grown to become one of the largest social services agencies in the region. Four Community Umbrella Agencies also fall under Turning Points for Children as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative, which is responsible for the safety, well-being, and permanency of more than 5,500 children and their families.
Ms. Woods is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top Minority Business Leaders for 2020, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and Nonprofit CFO of the year. In addition to serving as a member of the Center for Health Care Strategies Board of Trustees, Ms. Woods is a board member at Evident Change, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the Committee of Seventy. She is also a member of the Rho Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. While no longer practicing, Ms. Woods is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.