President and CEO

Charles Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA

A physician leader, healthcare executive, entrepreneur, and advocate for health equity, Anderson has served in a wide variety of roles over the past 25 years in the Boston-area health care community, including co-chairing the committee on Building Strong Families and Communities as part of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Birth to School-Age Task Force. He currently leads the Dimock community health center in Roxbury, MA as President and CEO.

Growing up in Buffalo, NY, Anderson was inspired by his parents who instilled an early appreciation for the interplay between health, the environment, education, access to care and economic development. His father, a family practice physician and community organizer, created substance use disorder treatment programs still in use in the community today. His mother used her masters in economics, while working for the gas company, to educate and advocate for vulnerable members of their community to not lose their heat during the winter season.

Anderson has been recognized for his advocacy towards equitable access to early child development by the Boston Business Journal and local organizations such as the Urban College of Boston. His partnership with the investment community in Boston has made him a regular speaker on the intersection between healthcare, wellness, technology and patient engagement.
Prior to joining The Dimock Center, Anderson served as Co-Founder and Health and Wellness Operating Affiliate at the private equity firm, Exaltare Capital Partners. Before that Anderson was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for the $1.5B, Caritas Christi Healthcare System, where he played an integral role in the system’s transition to becoming Steward Health Care. He was also a Manager in the Healthcare Practice at Deloitte.

Anderson serves on the Board of the Cambridge College, where he chairs the Finance Committee, on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and on the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Board of Overseers. He was appointed in 2021 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission and the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council. In 2022, he joined the Harvard Catalyst External Advisory Board.

Anderson received his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and an MBA from the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

He is married to Oneeka Williams MD, MPH, a urologic surgeon and author of the “Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo” children’s book series promoting positivity, literacy, and STEM. They live in Newton with their teenage son Mark.