Former VP of Acquisitions & Development and General Counsel at Tenet Healthcar
Ms. Jacinta Titiali'i-Abbott is a transactions attorney, business consultant, negotiator and an active member of the Pacific Islander community. One of her hallmarks has been working on complex issues among diverse groups and executing collaborative, pragmatic, long-term solutions. She has extensive
experience in financial and legal structures, mergers and acquisitions and business management within
the complex healthcare industry.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Titialii-Abbott was formerly Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for Tenet Healthcare
(NYSE: THC) where she was responsible for more than one billion dollars in hospital acquisitions and
Titiali'i-Abbot served as Assistant General Counsel, delivering legal services to 33 hospitals for a Fortune 100 Company. Her legal experience includes senior positions with National Medical Enterprises, Accessor Funds, Bennington Asset Management, The Hillhaven Corporation and
the law firm of Bogle & Gates (which merged into Dorsey & Whitney).
CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Titiali'i-Abbott has recently completed a nine-year term as Director for Advancing Justice - AAJC, a
national civil rights organization advocating human rights and promoting a more equitable society through public education, policy analysis, community capacity and coalition building.
Titiali'i-Abbott also serves as Board Director on the Asian Pacific Islander Scholars, the largest Asian scholarship organization in America. During her leadership as Chairperson from 2009 to 2012, APIA (formerly APIASF) administered the Gates Millennium Scholarship and they significantly increased corporate sponsorship to include Walmart, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Toyota, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Target and NBC Universal, among others.
President Clinton appointed Titialii-Abbott to serve on the first White House Commission on Asian
Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2000. The Commission recommended ways to increase public sector,
private sector and community efforts to build capacity and improve the health and well-being of Pacific
Islanders and Asian Americans.
Titiali'i-Abbott was named to Modern Healthcare Magazine’s “Top 10 National Health Care Executives - Up & Comers” and has lectured on health care matters nationwide.
Titiali'i-Abbott has been active in various community boards in Seattle and Washington state, including the Seattle Symphony, Employment Opportunity Centers, Inc. (helping unemployed Asians and Pacific Islanders with job training and placement), the Seattle Arts Commission, and in Florida, on board of the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation.
Titiali'i-Abbott dedication to a better America is rooted in her personal experience of opportunity combined with hard work and execution. As a first generation American, a naturalized citizen and the first in her family to attend college, Titiali'i-Abbott believes that people have the power and responsibility to direct their own lives and a responsibility to improve their communities. She is dedicated to increasing access to develop a more inclusive and expansive democracy.
LIFE AND EDUCATION
Titiali'i-Abbott is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science & Art History as well as her Juris Doctorate degree. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and American Health Lawyers Association.
Tittiali'i-Abbott was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa and moved to the Seattle, Washington area when she was two-years old. She currently lives with her husband and son in Florida.