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 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.
- Facilitator and coordinator for Advancing Breastfeeding in Colorado
- Facilitator and project manager of the annual stakeholder engagement process for Colorado’s Medicaid Alternative Payment Model for Primary Care
- Project manager and qualitative research support for the Value and Impact of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Response
- Project manager and qualitative research lead for Colorado Shines Brighter: The Colorado Birth Through Five Needs Assessment
- Co-author, Sustainability in Health Care
Skills: Stakeholder engagement, convening and facilitation, project implementation and management, qualitative research and analysis
- Population health and social determinants
- Access to care
- Value-based payment reforms
- Telehealth care delivery
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.