Cassandra McCullough is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC), and was appointed to this position in 2014. The ABC is a nonprofit, international organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Blacks and other minorities and achieving health equity for all through the elimination of disparities. ABC’s inclusive membership of community health advocates, physicians, scientists, researchers, and other health professionals promote understanding of cardiovascular and associated diseases through education, research, and advocacy.
Cassandra has more than 30 years of experience in the health industry. She joined the staff at the ABC in 1996 and served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Continuing Medical Education prior to accepting the CEO position. She was employed in the Continuing Medical Education Division at Morehouse School of Medicine from 1993-96, and in medical office management at Kaiser Foundation Health Plans of Georgia from 1987-1993. Cassandra’s early career work was in the energy industry at The Southern Company.
Since 2017, Cassandra has been a member of the board of directors for the National Health Council (NHC) and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. At NHC, she also served as Chair of the Finance Committee and Treasurer and Co-Chair of the 2020 CEO Affinity Group/Health Leadership Conference (HLC) Task Force. Cassandra is also a member of the board of directors for the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition. Other volunteer work includes honorary board member of the Open My Heart Foundation.
Cassandra is listed among multi-authored publications, including “Physician and Learning in the 21st Century” in ABC Digest of Urban Cardiology; “Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials: Overcoming Barriers” in Current Problems in Cardiology; and “The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) Cardiovascular Implementation Study (CVIS): A Research Registry Integrating Social Determinants to Support Care for Underserved Patients,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The University of Phoenix is where Cassandra received her MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management. Undergraduate coursework in Business Administration (Management) was completed at St. Leo University.