Kimi Tahara
System Capacity Development Manager, Alameda County Care Connect, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Kimi Tahara is the System Capacity Development Manager for Alameda County Care Connect, a Whole Person Care Initiative of 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 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 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.