Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA

Cynthia Carter Perrilliat is the executive director of the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA), a faith-based program in partnership with local clinical, academic, and community organizations. She also serves as a Minister of the gospel at the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA, under the leadership of Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr.  Rev. Perrilliat has over 25 years of experience as a change agent in healthcare, marketing and communications, biotechnologies and community organizations.  Over the last 10 years, Rev. Perrilliat has focused on end-of-life care program development and educational training in the African American, Latino and Asian communities.  As part of VITAS Healthcare, Rev. Perrilliat established a targeted compassionate care approach to communities of color, which was adopted and replicated across the 17-state footprint of VITAS.  She also served as faculty member of Duke University, APPEAL program, a Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for African Americans at the end of life.  She has received multiple awards for her work as an innovator and community leader in palliative and hospice care. Rev. Perrilliat holds an MPA degree from Cal State University East Bay with a focus in organizational change and healthcare.