Robyn Odendahl
Robyn Odendahl

Robyn Odendahl, MPA


Health Management Associates

Denver, CO

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Phone (720) 638-6710

Robyn Odendahl brings 10 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, including public health departments and healthcare agencies, conducting stakeholder engagement, needs assessments, and social science research and evaluation. She works with clients to identify and implement strategies that elevate the voices of the communities to identify needs and also collaborates with policymakers, community-based organizations, and public health, and healthcare entities to design and implement solutions that address those needs. Robyn has designed many research and evaluation studies that emphasize community and stakeholder participation, effectively measure impact and apply lessons learned in real time.

Robyn is skilled in synthesizing data into immediately useful content, including frameworks, reports, and toolkits, as well as into long-term recommendations to improve program and policy implementation and show impact. Her experience includes both quantitative and qualitative methods and data analyses, including scanning of existing best practices and resources and designing, implementing, and analyzing focus group, interview, survey, and program data to evaluate health and human service policies and programs. She has worked to bring together cross-sector stakeholders to design and implement collective impact evaluations and has facilitated collaborative discussions among stakeholders regarding shared goals and measurement, including the identification, collection and synthesis of relevant data to support collective impact objectives. She has provided technical assistance and training to community-based organizations working to define their impact on individual health outcomes to participate in value-based payment models and initiatives.

Prior to her work at HMA, Robyn directed evaluation efforts for North Range Behavioral Health’s youth substance use prevention program, Weld County Prevention Partners. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Colorado Prevention Partnership for Success grant, she designed, implemented, and analyzed evaluations for several evidence-based youth substance use prevention programs, including a social norm campaign, social marketing campaign, and coalition work. She directed the development of Weld County epidemiological profiles; helped to establish prevention priorities; guided the allocation of resources to address prevention priorities; developed a data-monitoring system for substance abuse prevention; and identified strategies and funding to sustain the work of the coalition.

Robyn earned a master’s in public administration degree from the University of Colorado, focusing on organizational management, which included coursework in organizational change, leadership, strategic planning, evaluation, and data analysis for decision-makers.