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Okeke, Dr. Nkem

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Dr. Nkem Okeke has collectively spent two decades as a healthcare executive, advisor,
physician, change management facilitator, accomplished speaker & entrepreneur.
 
Currently, through her firm, Medicalincs, Dr. Okeke guides and advises healthcare leaders and organizations on strategic solutions to enhance go-to-
market/implementation framework strategy, improve operational efficiencies and outcomes, and increase revenue volume/revenue streams by connecting market
opportunities.
 
Dr. Okeke’s broad experience in healthcare (spanning clinical to business to health IT)
brings a unique 360o value-add perspective, and tailored toolkit to help clients at any
growth/improvement stage succeed. She has delivered multi-million cost savings and
improved population health outcomes. She has held several leadership positions notably
at Kaiser Permanente, Booz Allen Hamilton, & Johns Hopkins. She currently also serves as NKEM OKEKE
MD, MPH, MBA, MSPM, a senior advisor to the CEO at Priority Partners (Johns Hopkins Healthcare) on board
priorities; a board member of Lasell Village; and a Maryland Health Care Commission
Advisory Council member on Primary Care Transformation (appointed by the Maryland
Secretary of Health).
 
Dr. Okeke obtained her Medical degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, and
completed her training at KorleBu Teaching Hospital, Ghana as a Family (General)
Practice Physician. She also obtained triple-master’s degrees in business administration,
Project Management (George Washington University, DC); and Public Health (Tulane
University, LA). She completed her fellowship in Clinical Data Analytics, at Johns Hopkins
University, MD. She is certified in Project Management (PMI), Lean Six Sigma (Johns
Hopkins), and Change Management (Prosci).
 
She is a member of several associations including: Women Business Leaders
Healthcare (WBL), The Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), Medical Group
Management Association (MGMA), Women Elevating Women (WEW), and Founding
Member of CHIEF.
 
Core Values: What makes her THICK - Trust, Heart, Innovative, Committed, Kaizen
 
Favorite Quote: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and
suddenly you are doing the impossible." -- SFoA
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