Nicole joined Caravan Health in 2018, as Vice President of Practice Transformation. In this role she leads the regional delivery team in their work with clients on Caravan Health core initiatives including annual wellness visits, HCC coding and chronic care management. She also guides clients in post-acute care coordination and behavioral health integration – advanced initiatives that help to build a successful foundation for value-based care. She ensures the Caravan approach supports adult learning theory and principles of change management.
Prior to joining Caravan Health, Nicole spent five years designing the learning network for the Comprehensive Primary Care program as a contractor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. In this role, she successfully managed practice transformation efforts across 18 states, and facilitated learning and diffusion of best practices across 3,000 primary care sites. Nicole’s twenty years of leadership experience in health care operations with positions in hospital systems, physician practices, and quality improvement consulting is an asset to the continued growth of Caravan Health.
She began her career as a dietitian and worked in diabetes education. Her undergraduate degree is in Nutrition from Texas Christian University. She holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University and a master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin.