Top 25 Minority Leaders
American Public Health Association
Benjamin, 63, has led the American Public Health Association since 2002. As executive director of the public health professionals' advocacy group, some of the issues Benjamin has addressed are healthcare access, climate change and prescription drug costs. Before joining the APHA, he was Maryland's secretary of health. Benjamin is board-certified in internal medicine and served as chief of emergency medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. After leaving there, he took on various healthcare leadership roles including a stint as acting commissioner for public health for the District of Columbia. This is the third time Benjamin has been named as one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.