Brian K. Ellerby
Brian K. Ellerby, MSPH, CMPE
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Brian K. Ellerby joined OIC Family Medicine Center in June 2015 as its Director of Integrated Health Services. In his role, he worked with the center’s medical and administrative team to insure patients have access to quality, affordable, appropriate and compassionate medical, dental and behavioral health services. In October 2018, he became the Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this new role, he works with agency staff to promote, build and expand the performance and reach of the organization.
Prior to joining OIC Family Medical Center, Brian was the CEO of Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine Inc. (then known as Guilford Child Health, Inc.). He has more than twenty years of experience in the healthcare field and has significant experience in establishing new primary care practices for underserved populations in North Carolina.
Ellerby began his career at the Anson County Health Department in Wadesboro, NC where he was the Health Director from 1988-1992. He later served as Executive Director of Anson Regional Medical Services from 1992 – 1998, a federally qualified community health center that grew from one (1) office in one (1) county to several office locations serving patients from a three (3) county region in South Central North Carolina.
He has been a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s North Carolina Healthcare Safety Net Task Force; served on the board of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and was a previous member of the Guilford County School Health Advisory Council. Ellerby currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Community Health Center. He has been a certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He was also a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.
Ellerby is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology. Additionally, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he holds a Master of Science in Public Health; Health Policy and Administration from the UNC Gilling’s School of Global Public Health.
Throughout the course of his career, he has been challenged by his employers to correct organizational and operational inefficiencies. He has worked to develop, implement monitor and analyze functions such as human resources, financial, information systems clinical and marketing. The core of his administrative philosophy is “You cannot provide quality, affordable and accessible healthcare services unless you first invest in appropriate support systems, including the staff, whom are expected to operate the systems that support the provision of care.”