August 3, 2021

Kevin Tate

Kevin Tate

UNC Family Medicine announced Kevin Tate, MHA, as the department’s new vice chair for administration, beginning on July 12. He is described as well-prepared for the role and committed to the department’s multiple missions. An alumnus of the UNC Gillings School for Global Public Health, he earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the School’s Department of Health Policy and Management in 2005.

“My training at Gillings started my relationship with Family Medicine — I first worked at UNC FM during the 12-week summer internship between the two years of the residential MHA program,” said Tate. “The tools of financial management, risk assessment and strategy development that were taught at Gillings will continue to shape my work as it expands from the clinical realm to our teaching and research missions. I am very grateful to the Health Policy and Management department — in particular to George Pink, Bruce Fried, Jeffrey Sims and Cathy Padgett — for both my time as a student and for our ongoing collaboration on student internships in Family Medicine.”

He has been with the Department of Family Medicine for 16 years, starting as assistant practice manager and more recently as the Director of Clinical Business Operations. He has worked closely with Ron Lingley over the years and has a well-developed understanding of the department’s operations and relationship with both the School of Medicine and UNC Health. In his most recent role, he has been responsible for strategy, finance and operational oversight for all outpatient clinical operations of the department. He has played a significant role in opening the UNC Family Medicine Durham and Carraway Village clinic locations, developing worksite wellness and other clinical contractual programs, administering the faculty compensation plan and directing financial and operational analytics for the department.

Tate received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina in 2000.

He follows Ron Lingley, MSPH, who served the department for over 35 years and retired at the end of July. Lingley earned a Master of Science in Public Health from the Gillings School in 1991. The department has grown significantly over the past three decades, and Lingley played a major role in this success. His colleagues call him a leader in the institution and note that they often sought his wise counsel.

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