Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Affinia Healthcare
Dr. Kendra Holmes is a St. Louis native and graduate of the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis. She currently serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Affinia Healthcare. Affinia Healthcare consists of eleven health centers which provide primary and preventive health services to underserved residents of St. Louis City and County. Dr. Holmes oversees health center operations including: medical, dental, behavioral health, urgent care, nursing, community outreach, accreditation, laboratory, radiology, quality improvement, facilities, security, maternal child, and unhoused services. She serves as director of pharmacy operations.
Dr. Holmes started her career at Affinia Healthcare in 2003 as a staff pharmacist. Within two years, she was promoted to Director of Pharmacy Services. In 2012, she was promoted to Director of Pharmacy and Radiology services. In 2014, she was again promoted to Vice President of Clinical Integration and Ancillary Services. In July of 2015 she was named Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Holmes received the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Distinguished African American Alumni Award in 2013. She also serves as Secretary of the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Board of Trustees and Trustee of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Dr. Holmes is a member of the 2015 St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class and received the St. Louis American Foundation’s Excellence in Healthcare Award in 2016. She was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women in 2019. In 2020 Holmes received the Bayer YMCA Human Dignity Award and was named the YWCA Leader of Distinction in Health Administration. Dr. Holmes has a passion for improving the lives of underserved populations. She is an advocate for social and economic justice. As a part of St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell’s Transition Team, Dr. Holmes chairs the Diversion Advisory Committee. In 2020 Dr. Holmes received the Better Family Life Excellence in Public Health Award and the Next Generation Pharmacist Patient Care Provider of the Year Award. In 2021 Dr. Holmes was named the St. Louis American Foundation’s Stellar Performer in Health Care.