About Vice Chair Dr. Komolafe
Dr. Ronke Komolafe is an executive leader with over 15 years of healthcare experience creating business value. She works with systemic programs, evaluation, strategic planning, market expansion, product development, and revenue generation. As an example, Dr. Ronke is the Board Chair and CEO of Integrated Physical & Behavioral Health Alliance. IPBHA is a business and market expansion company that provides leadership and go-to-market strategies to healthcare and health IT Companies. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Integrated Health Magazine. This magazine is a thought leadership magazine focusing on integrated health approaches to care delivery and digital health.
Dr. Komolafe is the Chair of the Mental Health Group of the Forbes Business Council. She is also the Vice Chair of the American Association for Doctors of Behavioral Health. In addition to this, she services as the Vice President of HIMSS South Texas Chapter. Dr. Komolafe is also an Associate Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine. She stands as a Thought Leader at Newsweek Expert Forum. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member and Associate Professor at Cumming Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health.
Dr. Komolafe has extensive experience in mental health IT, Medicaid, leadership, healthcare strategy, business development, integrated care, and healthcare regulatory affairs. Dr. Komolafe has a multi-dimensional perspective on integrated and mental health and passionately advocates for health innovation and advancement.
Role as Vice Chair of the AADBH
At the AADBH, Dr. Komolafe, as the Vice Chair, assists the Chairperson and staff liaison in facilitation, coordination, and communication. She ensures that volunteers and committee members actively engage in achieving the Committee and AADBH’s work plan. To be more specific, the role is responsible for the following:
- Facilitation of Committee Activities: The Vice Chair plays a crucial role in ensuring that committee meetings and activities run smoothly. Collaborating with the Chairperson, they structure agendas effectively, clarify objectives, and make discussions productive. Should the Chairperson be absent, the Vice Chair takes the lead in guiding the committee’s work.
- Coordination of Committee Members: The Vice Chair knows each committee member’s strengths, skills, and expertise and delegates tasks appropriately. They collaborate closely with the staff liaison to pair volunteers with assignments that align with their talents, ensuring efficient achievement of the committee’s goals.
- Communication Bridge: The Vice Chair acts as a vital communication link between the Chairperson, staff liaison, volunteers, and committee members. They inform everyone of decisions, updates, and upcoming tasks. Their role involves both disseminating information from leadership to members and ensuring that feedback and insights from members reach the leadership.
- Engagement and Involvement: Recognizing the importance of active participation, the Vice Chair actively works to engage all committee members. They foster an environment where members feel valued, heard, and motivated to contribute to the Committee and AADBH’s work plan.
- Collaboration with Staff Liaison: The Vice Chair works hand-in-hand with the staff liaison to synchronize efforts, resources, and timelines. This collaboration translates the Committee and AADBH’s objectives from theoretical concepts into actionable steps, securing the necessary support from the organization..
- Continuous Monitoring and Feedback: To ensure the achievement of the Committee and AADBH’s work plan, the Vice Chair continually assesses progress, identifies potential challenges, and provides feedback. They collaborate with the Chairperson to adjust strategies as needed, ensuring the optimal path to goal realization.
Therefore, by emphasizing these specific roles, the Vice Chair’s importance in steering the Committee and AADBH towards their objectives becomes evident. This role is not merely supportive but proactive and instrumental in the board’s success.