Kate Hill-Johnson,MA, Board Chair for Covering Kids & Families, is a passionate public health leader who currently serves as Director of Community Health Improvement for Franciscan Health. In this role, she oversees the public health activities for 14 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois, including community health needs assessments, development and implementation of community- based interventions, quality improvement, and strategic planning. Previously, Kate managed the HRSA funded Indiana Public Health Training Center located at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI and has worked in program development at various non-profit organizations.
Kate holds a master’s degree from Ball State University in Adult and Community Education with a focus in health and medical sociology. Her undergraduate degrees are in public relations and journalism. She holds certifications in dementia care, lean six sigma, and health care administration. Kate is also an instructor for many community health programs, such as QPR and Caring for the Caregiver, in addition to teaching undergraduate courses at IUPUI. Her research focus is in chronic disease management, stigma, and identity.
Kate joined the CKF-IN Board of Directors in 2018. In addition to serving as Board Chair, Kate is also a member of the Executive Committee.