A Syzygy Extraordinary Women Connect to their Inner Light Interview with Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, Vice President Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente
Jandel shares the stories of her journey from a successful and well-loved physician into her leadership role at Kaiser – and the specific moment when she got the challenge to make an even bigger difference. It was from this defining moment that she stepped out into her own courage and vulnerability to take her journey to a new level. She provides wonderful nuggets of how to stay present and play in the realm of curiosity and questions.
About Jandel Allen-Davis, MD:
Jandel is vice president of Government and External Relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She leads the organization’s community relations and communications functions, stakeholder engagement, government relations, clinical research activities and community benefit investment.
Dr. Allen-Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and after 25 years of taking care of patients, 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.
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