Executive Biographies | Colorado
Jandel Allen-Davis, MD
Vice president, Government and External Relations
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Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, is vice president of Government and External Relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She leads the organization’s community relations and communications functions, government relations, clinical research activities and community benefit investment.
Dr. Allen-Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and after 25 years of taking care of patients, transitioned from a physician leader to Kaiser Permanente’s Health Plan Leadership team. Her past roles at Kaiser Permanente included associate medical director of external relations for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, regional director of patient safety, and physician chief of the Wheat Ridge Medical Offices. Dr. Allen-Davis was elected to the Colorado Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors in 1998 and chaired the board in her final year.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Allen-Davis completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Before coming to work at Kaiser Permanente, she was an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and spent four years in the Indian Health Service in Tuba City, Ariz., during which time she also served as member and chair of the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists’ Committee on Alaska Native and Indian Affairs.
Dr. Allen-Davis believes health care will improve when all the primary stakeholder groups — clinicians, patients, elected officials, community leaders, and employers — can collaborate effectively to put the patient at the center. “My vision is for Kaiser Permanente to be our community’s most valuable partner in health. We want to support dialogue and collaboration to help our patients, our people, and Colorado thrive,” she said.
Dr. Allen-Davis is an active participant on community boards. She is a member of the CU Foundation Board of Directors, the Center for Women’s Health Research Board of Directors, Colorado Association of Health Plans Board of Directors, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry Board of Directors, Colorado Succeeds Board of Directors, Denver Botanic Gardens Board of Trustees, Denver Foundation Board of Trustees and president of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board of Directors. She was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Grantmakers in Health, a national organization focused on assisting funders who are actively involved in supporting nonprofits focused on community health.
Dr. Allen-Davis served on the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners from 2003–2011 and served as president of the board from 2009–2011.
Dr. Allen-Davis is the proud recipient of the 2006 Shades of Genius Award for Community Service and Mentoring Minority Students, from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the 2000 R.J. Erickson Diversity Champion Award from Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. She was named 2000 Kaiser Permanente Physician Volunteer of the Year and a “Top Doc” by 5280 Magazine for several years. In 2002, Dr. Allen-Davis won first place in the Professional Category of the “On My Own Time” art show from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.
In her spare time, Dr. Allen-Davis is a fiber artist who creates original, hand-painted quilts. In addition, she enjoys staying active and completed the Kaiser Permanente Colfax half-marathon in May 2011. Dr. Allen-Davis is married to her college sweetheart, Anthony, and they have two children, Courtney and Jonathon.