Dawn O’Neill is an experienced healthcare leader who has worked at the intersection of service delivery and administration for nearly thirty years and is a recognized expert in the public and private sectors.

Ms. O’Neill has led and managed healthcare projects in administrative and clinical settings, with a particular focus on quality improvement initiatives. Her proficiency spans the fields of public health, population health, and program administration, enabling her to collaborate with executives and convert strategies into meaningful outcomes.

Ms. O’Neill is a skilled team builder and innovator who specializes in managing high-achieving groups. She uses her expertise in leadership, quality improvement, and population health to advance the interests of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

Employment History

Ascension Saint Agnes
Vice President, Population Health, 2017 – 2024

Baltimore City Health Department
Deputy Commissioner, Population Health and Disease Prevention, 2015 – 2017

Evergreen Health Cooperative
Senior Executive Vice President, 2012 – 2015

Maryland Department of Health at Howard County Health Department
Deputy Health Officer, 2007 – 2012

Baltimore City Health Department
Chief of Staff, 2000-2005

Areas of Expertise


University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
MPH, 1996

State University of New York at Cortland
BS, Health Education, 1992


Becker’s Hospital Review
58 Population Health Executives to Know, February 2022
Top 32 Chief Population Health Officers to Know, March 2019

The Daily Record
Maryland’s Top 100 Women, May 2019