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MEMBER/PRESIDENT 

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Jandel Allen-Davis, MD


President and Chief Executive Officer

Craig Hospital 

Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, has recently been appointed president and CEO of Craig Hospital.  Most recently, Dr. Allen-Davis served as vice president of Government, External Relations and Research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She led the organization’s government relations and regulatory affairs, community relations and community benefit investment, clinical research activities, stakeholder engagement, communications, and advertising and marketing functions.

Dr. Allen-Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and after 25 years, transitioned from a physician leader to Kaiser Permanente’s Health Plan Leadership team. Her past roles at Kaiser Permanente included associate medical director of external relations for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, regional director of patient safety, and physician chief of the Wheat Ridge Medical Offices. Dr. Allen-Davis was elected to the Colorado Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors in 1998 and chaired the board in her final year.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Allen-Davis completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Before coming to work at Kaiser Permanente, she was an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and spent four years in the Indian Health Service in Tuba City, Ariz., during which time she also served as member and chair of the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists’ Committee on Alaska Native and Indian Affairs.  Dr. Allen-Davis believes health care will improve when all the primary stakeholder groups — clinicians, patients, elected officials, community leaders, and employers — can collaborate effectively to put the patient at the center

Dr. Allen-Davis is an active participant in the community, including time spent on boards for the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, National Jewish Health, Mile High United Way Board of Directors, Career Wise Colorado, The Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  In 2013, she was appointed to serve on the board of Grantmakers in Health, a national organization focused on assisting funders who are actively involved in supporting nonprofits focused on community health. She is past president of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board of Directors and served as the 2014 Chair for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. Dr. Allen-Davis served on the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners from 2003–2011 and served as president, 2009–2011.

Dr. Allen-Davis is the proud recipient of the 2015 Colorado Black Women for Political Action, Excellence in Community Service Award, the 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado from the Colorado Women’s Chamber in 2013, the 2013 Colorado Black Women for Political Action, Women Making History Award, the 2013 Metro Volunteers Community Impact Award, the 2012 Outstanding Women in Business in Health Care from the Denver Business Journal, and is a member of the 2012 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction inductees.