Kristin Jenkins

J.D., M.B.A.,  FACHE, Foundation President/ Senior Vice President of DFWHC

Kristin has worked in healthcare administration since leaving private law practice in 1997. Her work at the Foundation includes facilitating collaborative health improvement projects across the North Texas region and leading multiple state and federal contract and grant activities benefiting patients and the community. Ms. Jenkins is Immediate Past Chair of the Tarrant County American Cancer Society Advisory Board, and is a member of the United Way of Tarrant County’s Health Programming Board and Tarrant County Komen Board.

Cathy Knoff

MSN, MBA, BSN, RN, Director, Quality Improvement, Texas Quality Initiative

Cathy has worked in healthcare since 1992. Working her way to Paramedic, she worked for private ambulance services in Nebraska, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Her knowledge and expertise earned her a position on Johns’ Hopkins elite air and ground transport team. She managed the 13 sites for STS databases for Baylor Scott & White Health System. She is the current President of the Texas Regional Data Managers Network for five years and sits on multiple national and regional boards with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Greg Shelton

Product Manager

Greg has worked for over 10 years with the VHA Group Purchasing Members to improve technology acquisition and utilization. Driving initiatives related to technology to improve efficiency, marketing, and championing specific technologies that improve the ability to better analyze data is his goal working for the Foundation.

Jordania Lilly, M.Ed.

Office Coordinator

Jordania joined the DFWHC Foundation in August 2016. Her expertise includes public communication, fostering holistic learning environments, and facilitating human development. Jordania is a two-time graduate of Georgia Southern University, and remains an active volunteer through FWISD, Junior Achievement of Dallas, Desire to Empower.

Marco Mack

Healthcare EDI Specialist

Marco Mack joined the DFWHC Foundation in June of 2013. She has over 11 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She served eight years in the U.S. Army as a Wheel Vehicle Repairer. Marco has a B.S. in Health Care Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.

Patti Taylor

MHA, RRT, Director of Quality & Patient Safety

Patti has over 28 years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and 25 years as a Cardiopulmonary Department Director at a local hospital. Patti graduated with her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Her commitment to patient safety and quality improvement led her to DFWHC Foundation to share her passion for patient safety and excellent quality care.

Sally Williams

Workforce Center Director

Sally has been with the DFWHC Foundation for the past 8 years. Her extensive fund raising and project management experience brought her to the Council in 2003 to manage a grant that trained over 500 individuals in healthcare careers. In 2005, Sally became the Director of the Healthcare Workforce Center at the Foundation. Under her leadership, workforce related activities at the Council were consolidated and an Advisory Board was created.

Stefanie Baierlipp

Senior Data Analyst

Stefanie joined the DFWHC Foundation in October 2016. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries and 8 years in Healthcare Information Technology. Stefanie graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from Tarleton State University and she still maintains her Pharmacy Technician License.

Sushma Sharma

PhD, Director of Population and Public Health Research

Sushma has more than ten years of post-doctoral experience in research, management, and academia. Prior to DFWHC, she was at UC Berkeley, where her focus was on conducting, managing and supervising interventions and community based health research programs. She leads community research collaboratives and manages public health research initiatives of the DFWHC Foundation, striving for the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare in the North Texas community.

Theresa Mendoza

Director of Quality, BI, & Data Services

Theresa has more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare Information Technology and Informatics. She has been a team member of the DFWHC Foundation since 2003. In addition to overseeing the data services offered by the Foundation, she also serves as the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the DFWHC where she participated in the implementation of all the policies and security.