Board of Directors

Vincent A.
President & Chief Executive Officer

Vincent A. Keane is currently President/CEO of Unity Health Care, Inc. (Unity), Washington, D.C. Unity, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a non-profit organization, provides primary health care, psycho-social services and mental health care to the medically underserved in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 2006 Unity began providing health care services to the inmates in the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) and continues to do so to date. Last year Unity served 108,000 individual patients, and generated over 500,000 patient visits.

As well as his executive responsibilities for Unity Health Care, Inc. Mr. Keane is actively involved in the development of national health care policy as it addresses the needs of the medically underserved and poverty communities. He is regularly called upon to testify before the City Council of the District of Columbia.

Since 1969 when Mr. Keane came to the United States, he has been involved in the non-profit sector including work in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington providing social services and pastoral care within several parish communities. From 1987 to 1990 he served as Director of Development for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). In 1990 he became Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless Project (HCHP) Washington, D.C., which later became Unity Health Care, Inc.

Mr. Keane was born in County Mayo, Ireland and was educated at All Hallows College Dublin where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Masters of Divinity (M. Div.). He has resided in the United States since 1969, is married to Cheryl Keane and they have three (3) children, and they live in Alexandria, VA.

Mr. Keane serves on:

  • The Board of Directors of the D.C. Primary Care Association;

  • The Governing Board of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC);

  • The Legislative Committee of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC);

  • The Board of Directors of the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness-

  • Washington, D.C.



Mr. Keane is a recipient of the NACHC Sponsored John Gilbert Award in 2002.

In 2003 he was recognized for his leadership in health care in Washington, D.C. by the D.C. Hospital Association (DCHA), and was presented with the Haynes Rice Award.

In November, 2008 the American Lung Association of the District of Columbia presented Mr. Keane with the Life and Breath Award. 

Immediate Past Board Chairman
George A. Jones became Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City (BFTC) on January 2, 1996. BFTC’s mission is READ MORE
Board Chairman
Don Blanchon began his tenure as executive director of Whitman-Walker on May 1, 2006. Before that, he spent nine years READ MORE
Board Treasurer
Claire Mooney is a Non-profit Executive with a long professional history of innovation and growth creation. For over ten years READ MORE
Leading 501cTECH brings together Julie's two passions — growing technology organizations and making the world a better place. She began READ MORE
Maria S.
Gomez, RN, MPH
Maria S. Gomez is the founder of Mary’s Center, a community health organization providing health care, education and social services READ MORE
Flora Terrell
Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Flora Terrell Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director, is a founder of Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc. (FMCS), incorporated READ MORE
Vincent A.
Vincent A. Keane is currently President/CEO of Unity Health Care, Inc. (Unity), Washington, D.C. Unity, a Federally Qualified Health Center READ MORE
Ed has led the work of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute since its inception in 2001. Under his leadership, DCFPI READ MORE
Dr. Rhonique
Shields-Harris, MD
Board Secretary
Rhonique Shields-Harris is a board certified pediatrician who is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs READ MORE
Sweeney McShane
Kelly Sweeney McShane has served as President and CEO of Community of Hope in Washington, DC since January 2001. During READ MORE
Vice Chairman
Alicia Wilson received her BA in Religion and Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College and began working in the social services field READ MORE