Kimi Tahara
Operations and Integration Program Specialist, Alameda County Care Connect, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Kimi Tahara is the Operations and Integration Program Specialist for Alameda County Care Connect, a Whole Person Care Pilot through the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.  Kimi is a systems-oriented health care professional with extensive experience in healthcare, population health management, performance and quality improvement, community partnership building, and volunteer deployment and management.  She has been a key driver in pioneering the way for bridging the gap between the technological, social, medical, and legal sectors. She previously served as the Care Management Program Coordinator for the Health Advocates of Alameda Health System in Alameda County, California, a population health strategy within the county that assists patients and their families with addressing social determinants of health. Her experience there creating a sustainable pathway for system-wide integration in acute, sub-acute, and non-acute settings has strengthened state and national efforts to integrate across county systems of health care, housing, criminal justice, etc.  Kimi has also created a pipeline for educational and career trajectories for more than 400 individuals who are our future workforce of medical, social, and legal providers through human capital investment. She is the recipient of the California Hospital Association’s Ritz E. Heerman Memorial Award and is featured in the American Hospital Association’s 2016 publication “Engaging Health Care Volunteers to Pursue the Triple Aim” as a key contributor to the Triple Aim framework. 

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.