Board Member

Dennise is Director and Senior Lean Consultant at Sutter Health (Palo Alto Medical Foundation), where she manages a group of consultants to support clinical and operational leaders in strategic planning, process improvement, goal deployment, and implementation of a Lean management and operating system.

She is a great facilitator and teacher who can often be seen leading design and improvement events, coaching consultants, and developing her team. She previously served as Strategic Planning Manager at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where she began as a summer graduate student intern while earning her Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Policy and Management and Multicultural Health at UC Berkeley. Dennise is also a course instructor for UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online MPH Program. Dennise is a Bay Area native, born and raised in San Jose. Her interests include diversity in higher education and the health professions, mentoring students and young professionals, going on road trips, wine tasting, and traveling.

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