Kimyatta Washington, MHSA

Vice President, Oncology Services,
RWJBarnabas Health, Central Region
and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Kimyatta began her professional career at Duke University Health System as an Administrative Fellow. She spent the second year of the fellowship exclusively in the cancer program beginning her career in oncology services. After five years with Duke as the administrative manager for oncology services, Kimyatta worked at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital where she served as the Director for the practice and clinical operations for the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In this role she led a host of operational initiatives to improve clinic wait times, access to care, and patient satisfaction.

Kimyatta joined RWJBarnabas Health in 2015 as the Assistant Vice President for Cancer Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In 2017, she was promoted to Vice President and Director where she oversaw the operations for both the hospital and the outpatient practice at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Most recently, Kimyatta expanded her scope to include coordination of cancer services for the health system’s central region inclusive of the New Brunswick, Somerset, and Hamilton campuses. Kimyatta is currently a member of the steering committee responsible for the design and operation of the new RWJBarnabas Health/Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center, the state’s first freestanding cancer hospital.

Kimyatta received her bachelor of science in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and a master of health services administration (MHSA) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.