Oak Orchard Health names Karen Kinter of Albion as interim CEO

Staff Reports Posted 28 September 2022 at 9:46 pm

Karen Kinter

BROCKPORT — Oak Orchard Health has named an Albion woman as interim CEO. Karen Kinter previously served as Oak Orchard’s chief financial officer for ten years.

She most recently worked at Rochester Regional Health as Vice President of the Specialty Revenue Program and CEO of RRH Federally Qualified Health Centers. Oak Orchard officials said Kinter brings a well-established background in Federally Qualified Health Centers and is an Executive Leader with over 20 years of Senior Leadership experience.

Locally, she may be best known as the owner of the Cone Zone in Albion with her husband Chris Kinter.

In her primary role over her time with RRH, she has achieved growth and sustainability of federal and state programs across multiple hospitals, Oak Orchard stated in a press release announcing her as interim CEO. She has developed and executed program expansion through optimization of revenue, internal controls and improved efficiencies, Oak Orchard stated.

“We are delighted to welcome Karen Kinter to Oak Orchard Health,” said Karen Watt, chair of the board for Oak Orchard Health. “She brings a wealth of knowledge with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, including 15 years at Federally Qualified Health Centers. She is the perfect fit for us.”

Kinter earned a Master of Business Administration from the SIMON Business School at the University of Rochester and her bachelor’s degree from Medaille College in Buffalo. She volunteers on the board of the Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern and Regional Health Reach’s Homeless Program.

About Oak Orchard Health

Originally founded in 1973, Oak Orchard Health has grown from a migrant health project into an integrated health center with multiple locations providing health care services including primary care, pediatric care, vision care, dental care, behavioral health, as well as nutrition and outreach services for everyone located in the communities they serve. Oak Orchard Health is a recognized patient-centered medical home and 501(c) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center located in the towns of Albion, Alexander, Batavia, Brockport, Corfu, Hornell, Lyndonville, Medina and Warsaw.