Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, is a paediatrician and a certified physician executive. He is the CEO of ONE Health Ohio, an integrated community health centre program serving the medically uninsured, underinsured, and underserved populations in northeast Ohio. His clinics have served over one million patients during his 35 years at the helm.
He is also the founder and president of the Butterflies and Hope Memorial Foundation (www.butterfliesandhope.org), whose mission is to support and improve the lives of children, adolescents, and young people suffering from behavioural and mental health issues. He has authored and published several scholarly works on healthcare delivery systems and is on the faculty of local universities, teaching topics on leadership, healthcare delivery programs, health disparities, and physical diagnosis.
Dr. Dwinnells attributes his personal and professional growth and life’s good fortunes to hard work, a good attitude, the love of life, and being raised in two cultures–Japanese and American. His extracurricular activities include mountain climbing (including Mt. Rainer, Fuji, Hood, St. Helens, Pikes Peak, Baker, Whitney, Shasta, Washington, and two continental high points of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus), running competitive road races, gardening, travelling, reading, creative writing, and exercising. He lives with his wife, Kathy; his daughters, Erin, Sarah, Emily, and Abbey; and his favourite (only) son, Adam, in Poland, Ohio.