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Transforming Colorado

TMF Health Quality Institute's Practice Transformation Experts:

  • Provided practice facilitation across hundreds of practices and systems throughout the state of Colorado
  • Are skilled in helping practices achieve their goals in clinical quality, patient experience and utilization outcomes
  • Worked with thousands of health care teams
  • Are qualified professionals including certified professionals in health care quality, Lean Six Sigma Black and Green Belts, and project management professionals

Our Colorado-based TMF staff are familiar with the regional health care landscape. Please meet:

Elisha Jewett, MPH, CPHQ

Photo of Elisha Jewett, MPH, CPHQElisha is a skilled practice transformation leader and facilitator with more than 12 years of health care and process improvement experience. Elisha has vast experience working with Colorado health care systems and practices to achieve measurable outcomes. She graduated with a Master of Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Andrea Kaluza, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Photo of Andrea Kaluza, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BCAndrea is an outgoing health care leader with more than 25 years of experience in education, leadership, primary care, emergency medicine, performance improvement, and project management. She served as the Chief of Quality and Chief of Ambulatory Care Nursing at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs. Andrea’s primary experience has been focused throughout federal and military health care organizations. Andrea has a Master’s degree in nursing and she is also a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Kari Loken, CPHQ

Photo of Kari Loken, CPHQKari has more than 15 years of experience in practice transformation, quality improvement and change management as a practice facilitator, trainer and leader. She has worked with a broad spectrum of Colorado practices, including systems, private practices, micro-practices, accountable care organizations and an independent physician association to improve clinical quality, patient experience and utilization outcomes.

  • “A delight to work with and I am so thankful to have their guidance.”

    – Feedback from practices on TMF Practice Facilitators

  • “Very easy to talk to. They are attentive and knowledgeable and generous with information.”

    – Feedback from practices on TMF Practice Facilitators

  • “They genuinely care about the success of our practice in the program.”

    – Feedback from practices on TMF Practice Facilitators

TMF Expertise includes:
  • Change Management
  • Data-driven Improvement
  • Team-based Care
  • Access (i.e., alternative and open access)
  • Population Health Management
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Care Management
  • Care Coordination
  • Patient and Caregiver Engagement