Stephanie P. Denning, MPA
Stephanie Denning has worked in healthcare and human services for more than 25 years. Her experience spans the public, non-profit, and private sectors and includes expertise in publicly-funded health and social care programs and systems, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, public policy, research and report writing, organizational and operations assessment, and business process improvement.
Since joining HMA, Stephanie’s work has included strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and meeting facilitation, data collection and analysis, and program development and implementation. Stephanie has worked with government agencies, as well private and non-profit organizations including advocacy groups, foundations, health plans, community-based organizations, and Alaska Native/American Indian tribes.
Prior to joining HMA, Stephanie oversaw the Medicaid, child health plan and charitable health coverage lines of business for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. There, her responsibilities included managing business operations, contract administration membership, marketing and outreach, care delivery operations and innovations consulting. She helped design a care management model for high-risk/high-cost Medicaid members that served as a precursor to Colorado’s Accountable Care Collaborative Medicaid program.
Stephanie also worked in the private sector for Policy Studies, Inc. (PSI), a company that provided outsourcing solutions to state and local governments for healthcare, child support and workforce operations. At PSI, Stephanie managed state client relationships, provided technical assistance and business improvement support for operations, helped create policies and procedures, and provided guidance on policy issues with state clients, operations teams and site managers. She also managed the contract with the State of Colorado for administration of the Child Health Plan Plus program, Colorado’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which included oversight of marketing and outreach, customer service, eligibility and enrollment, mailroom and distribution.
Before her work in the private sector, Stephanie was the director of marketing and public relations for Denver Health, Colorado’s largest public hospital and health system. There, she oversaw numerous marketing campaigns, patient education efforts and relationships with other community organizations. She also managed all media relations and served as the primary public information officer for the system, including for all emergency management operations. Stephanie also worked as a reporter for the Longmont Times Call newspaper, where she covered stories focused on women’s and children’s issues, as well as public school board and city council meetings in Boulder County.
Stephanie has a Master of Public Administration in health policy from the University of Colorado, Denver and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2016, she completed a Certificate of Achievement training for Six Sigma Green Belt in healthcare from Villanova University.