Jandel 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.
She is vice president of government and external relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and leads the organization’s community relations and communications functions, government relations, clinical research activities and community benefit investment. She 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.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Jandel 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.
She is an active participant on community boards including: the CU Foundation Board of Directors, the Center for Women’s Health Research Board of Directors, Colorado Association of Health Plans Board of Directors, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry Board of Directors, Colorado Succeeds Board of Directors, Denver Botanic Gardens Board of Trustees, Denver Foundation Board of Trustees and president of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board of Directors. She was recently 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.
Jandel is also the proud recipient of the 2006 Shades of Genius Award for Community Service and Mentoring Minority Students, from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the 2000 R.J. Erickson Diversity Champion Award from Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. She was named 2000 Kaiser Permanente Physician Volunteer of the Year and a “Top Doc” by 5280 magazine for several years. In her spare time, Jandel is a fiber artist who creates original, hand-painted quilts. In 2002, Jandel won first place in the Professional Category of the “On My Own Time” art show from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.