For Immediate Release
September 17, 2021

With great pride and enthusiasm, the FMEC Board of Trustees announce Scott G. Allen, MS as its new CEO beginning November 1, 2021.

With 30 years’ experience managing nonprofits, including 24 years in health care, Scott brings extensive administrative skills along with health care education and quality improvement experience to FMEC. He is passionate about primary care and supporting physicians and physicians-in-training to improve their practices and communities.

Scott began his career at American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), working in fundraising, specialty education, and clinical policy development. Moving to the state level, Scott served as Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter AAP (Chapter) for fifteen years, leading it from a dormant, under-resourced organization to one of the largest AAP state chapters, with a strong staff and over $2 million in annual revenue. Scott was one of the first three in Illinois to receive the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certified Content Expert designation. He grew the Chapter’s patient-centered care programming through partnerships with the state Medicaid program, health systems across the state, and private funders.

Scott’s success turned the Chapter into a respected education and advocacy organization, and motivated healthcare providers to collaborate, including family physicians. Under his leadership, multi-year initiatives were developed on screening for developmental delays and autism, perinatal maternal depression, prevention and management of obesity, tobacco control, other substance use disorder prevention and treatment, mental health, and more.

Most recently, Scott expanded initiatives and secured new funders at the Public Library Association. Scott is pleased to return to primary care and excited to work closely with family physicians through FMEC.

Dr. Raj Woolever, FMEC President, commented, “Our Board is impressed with Scott’s successful association management, his commitment to primary care and his strategic instincts.  Scott has great experience as a CEO, a strong track record of fundraising and proven capacity as an education program planner.  We look forward to his leadership of FMEC.”

The FMEC strives to improve the health of the nation by strengthening family medicine and primary care to meet its full potential. Rebuilding the US healthcare system upon a strong foundation of family medicine will deliver improved public health and wellness, address health inequity, reduce the burden of chronic disease and allow people to live longer lives while reducing healthcare expenses.