Nina Bianchi

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I do this work because 

Reimagining how we work is as important as what we work on. Co-creation, tailored approaches, and collaboration are keys to unlocking a more just and healthy future.

Favorite Music

Electronic + Jazz

Favorite Reading 

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle, Multipliers by Liz Wiseman, Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

Favorite Quote

"All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change." 
— Octavia Butler

Nina Bianchi joined CHI as a Director in 2023. She has 20 years of experience leading public-private health partnership growth through community innovation, collaboration, and communication. Nina lends her expertise in data collection, outreach, analysis, facilitation, engagement, and evaluation to a multitude of workforce-centered transformation projects at CHI. She also serves on the Metropolitan State University of Denver's Whole Health Division Advisory Committee.

Nina was most recently a Principal for Medallia in the health and public sector, where she helped clients accelerate equitable health systems transformation. She was actively involved in business development and facilitated high-profile thought leadership events.

Before Medallia, she was Chief of People and Culture for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a special COVID-19 appointment to join the leadership team to support human-centered modernization efforts with the Office of Digital Transformation.

Nina was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow with the National Cancer Institute and the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. She designed and managed public-private consulting projects for equitable artificial intelligence at the intersection of patient experience, employee experience, and digital health service delivery. This role involved forging partnerships in community advocacy groups, industry, and across the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ecosystem.

She also cofounded and was CEO of The Work Department, a social impact consulting firm that focused on building equity in the public service arena. There she created a strategic planning method that combined human-centered design and business to build long-term relationships between public beneficiaries and entities like government, philanthropy, and nonprofits.

Nina is a certified executive coach and a graduate of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy’s Leadership Advancement Program at Michigan State University. She holds a BFA in communication design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

In her spare time, Nina trail runs with her dog Aspen, reads sci-fi, co-hosts the Solving for X Podcast, and produces a newsletter on visionary leadership.

Focus Areas

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Health culture transformation
  • Organizational strategy
  • Equitable health systems transformation
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health information technology and data management
  • Funding ecosystems and opportunities


  • Strategic planning
  • Creative problem solving
  • Growth + partnerships
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Capacity building
  • Collaborative design
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Facilitation
  • Communications strategy
  • Transformation coaching

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