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Katie Bell, MHA, MBA

Bio and contact information for Katie Bell, NWPHLI faculty.

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Katie Bell is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, where she teaches Management and Leadership in the Community Oriented Public Health Practice MPH program. Katie works with NWCPHP as a problem-based learning (PBL) facilitator for the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute. She is also an independent consultant.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strengthening leaders and teams
  • Developing future leaders
  • Strategic planning and its application to day-to-day operations
  • Shifting organizational culture to create success
  • Helping organizations become proficient at change

Katie formerly served as Chief Operating Officer of Neighborcare Health, the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in Seattle for low-income and uninsured families and individuals. Prior to joining Neighborcare in 2005, Katie spent five years as Vice President of Operations at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota. Before that, she served on the administrative teams of two other health systems, Heartland Health System in Missouri and Staten Island University Hospital in New York.

Katie received her MHA and MBA from University of Pittsburgh and her BA from Washington and Jefferson College.

In 2012, she was elected to the Board of Trustees of Group Health Cooperative, and in 2017 was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the newly formed Group Health Foundation.