Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, is the executive director of the Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA), a faith-based program in partnership with local clinical, academic, and community organizations. The ACCA Advanced Illness Care Program™ helps persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers address spiritual, advanced care planning, health (physical and psychosocial), social and caregiving needs by empowering participants and linking them to trusted resources in the community. Since the ACCA began in 2014, the Advanced Illness Care Program™ has expanded to over 14 African American churches in Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Rev. Perrilliat is responsible for the overall success of the program, which includes program development, relationship development, implementation and training as well as strategic planning on program sustainability, replicability and scaling on a regional and national level. Rev. Perrilliat has over 25 years of experience as a change agent in healthcare, marketing and communications, biotechnologies and community organizations.