Nina Bastian

Senior Program Manager

I Do This Work Because

I was raised in a family where “health is wealth” and was engaged in the health and wellness of my loved ones and neighbors at a young age. After 12 years working in large health systems, I sought a vantage point where I could address the health outcomes of my community. I found that vantage point by contributing to CHI’s critical work supporting policymakers and advocates, foundations, community organizations, and others in improving the health of all Coloradans.  

Favorite Activities

Dressing in theme/costume, singing karaoke, growing my green thumb

Favorite Podcasts

Make Me Smart, Ologies, All Songs Considered

Favorite Quote

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." — J. A. Shedd

Nina Bastian began working with CHI as a consultant in February 2019 and joined the team as a Program Manager in July 2019. As Senior Program Manager, she facilitates multi-stakeholder health promotion and research initiatives across Colorado.

Nina’s health care journey began in outcomes and clinical research at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. She spent close to a decade at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City in different roles in medical education as well as in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, the New York state Medicaid reform effort. In her role as Director of DSRIP Operations, she led financial and personnel operations, program reporting, and partner relations throughout the implementation of population health projects across Mount Sinai and 85 partnering clinical and community-based organizations.

Nina graduated cum laude in mathematics and magna cum laude in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. You might see her biking or cruising on her scooter around Denver, looking for live music or the newest cuisine. She keeps busy planning for Camp ENERGY, a youth fitness, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle summer camp in Pennsylvania.

Nina Bastian and Spencer Bud hold their hands over game show buzzers, as Jeff Bontrager reads a question.
Nina Bastian and Spencer Budd prepare to answer a question read by Jeff Bontrager about the results of the 2019 Colorado Health Access Survey. The game-show format was a presentation at the 2019 Hot Issues in Health conference.

Sample Projects:

Skills:  Stakeholder engagement, convening and facilitation, project implementation and management, qualitative research and analysis

Focus Areas

  • Population health and social determinants
  • Health information technology
  • Access to care
  • Value-based payment reforms

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