President of Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) | Director since 2011
Emma Wollschlager Schwartz is the President of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA), a non-profit organization known as the "keeper of the vision" of the MCA campus. In addition to campus master planning activities, the MCA developed and is operating the Cardwell Collaborative a 60,000 square foot biomedical research facility with wet-labs, dry-labs, big data, office space, collaboration spaces, etc. This project was the recipient of the Texas Governor’s Community Leadership Award for Health, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Vision of Excellence Award, the AIA El Paso Design Award, the TTU Alumni Design award and LEED Silver certification. The MCA also launched a biomedical research and commercialization institute that is working to start-up technology companies using various sources of innovation, including NASA patents. The MCA has raised and received commitments totaling over $60 million to help it achieve its mission from sources such as the City of El Paso, U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration and local philanthropists.
Ms. Schwartz was the founder and President of Wollschlager Consulting, LLC, dba W Consulting, LLC, a healthcare management and regulatory compliance consulting company. Prior to launching her own consulting firm, Ms. Schwartz was the Director of Compliance Consulting for Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Schwartz received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in Human Biology with a concentration in Comparative Health Policy, and she received a Master Degree in Public Health from the UCLA School of Public Health in Health Services Management. In 2016, she was inducted into the El Paso Business Hall of Fame. Ms. Schwartz has been a director of WestStar since 2011.