BJ Scott, who has devoted 18 years of service to Peak Vista Community Health Centers in different capacities, announced Friday that she will retire on Dec. 31.
Scott most recently has served as executive director of Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation, but she was Peak Vista’s president and CEO for the decade of 2001 to 2011.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve Peak Vista’s patients, staff and Boards of Directors through the years,” said Scott in a news release. “The support provided by this great community inspired me every day.”
Pam McManus, Peak Vista’s current president and CEO, paid tribute to Scott’s impact on the organization.
“We appreciate all the work BJ has done for Peak Vista patients, staff and the community she loves,” McManus said. “BJ is well recognized both internally and in the community as a dedicated healthcare advocate. Her expertise and passion for the mission of Peak Vista is truly remarkable.”
The release indicated that Scott’s departure will come after the PV Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions fundraising event, which Scott launched a decade ago.
“We will miss BJ, and appreciate all the years she gave in service of Peak Vista. We could not be more pleased to support her retirement and look forward to continuing to work with her in the local philanthropic arena,” said PV Foundation Board Chair Loren George.
Scott has been honored in numerous ways for her community service, including the Women of Influence in 2004 by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.
Peak Vista Community Health Centers, a non-profit established in 1971, offers primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services to more than 80,000 patients annually who encounter barriers to normal care in the Pikes Peak and East Central Plains regions. The Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation started in 2005.