Claudia Kane joined DCHI in November 2019 as their full-time Operations Manager. She is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for administrative, financial, strategic, and all project management efforts – which involves extensive engagement with a broad stakeholder group across Delaware. She serves as primary support for the Board of Directors and the various committees and workgroups.
Claudia Kane has a long history of working in healthcare and non-profit settings addressing population health. She is skilled in leading large-scale public health initiatives in multiple settings, including healthcare systems, community-based and non-profit health organizations, and institutes of higher education across the Delaware Valley. She is known for her ability to build and manage coalitions and stakeholder groups as well as oversee multi-stage projects and grants from concept to completion.
Before joining DCHI, Claudia worked at the Nemours Children’s Health System for over thirteen years. As a Population Health Specialist, she managed crosscutting initiatives for the division. She provided project management support for several critical initiatives focused on connecting clinical and community partners. Most notably, Claudia served as the Program Manager for the nationally recognized Student Health Collaboration, an innovative multi-state program connecting school nurses to patient medical records via an electronic medical record portal. Over the last five years, she collaborated with ambulatory care leadership to integrate practice transformation models focused on improved access to care, care coordination, operational excellence, and health outcomes. Her areas of focus working within primary care have been integrating universal screenings into well visits and helping practices achieve NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Villanova University, a certificate in non-profit management from LaSalle Business School and most recently became a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert (CCE).
Julane Miller-Armbrister is a retired health care administrator who has devoted her career to improving access to health care and advancing programs and services that aim to address health disparities among vulnerable populations effectively. Most recently, Julane served as the Executive Director for the Delaware Center for Health Innovation. She was responsible for coordinating and managing initiatives across a broad sector of interest to support stakeholder engagement in driving comprehensive health care reform in Delaware, towards achieving the Quadruple Aim.
Before joining DCHI, she served as the Vice President of State Government Affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she was responsible for building state-level, government support for schools and programs across the University. She also previously served as Senior Vice President for the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Earlier, she was The Chief Executive Officer of the Plainfield Health Center in New Jersey, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Julane has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers and Kean University in New Jersey, and a consultant to numerous healthcare and community-based organizations.
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