Nurse-Family Partnership
Executive Leadership Team

Ensuring success for implementing agencies and communities.

The Denver, Colorado-based Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office is comprised of a diverse and knowledgeable team of nursing and nurse education, public policy, program development, marketing, program quality assurance, administration and legal, and information technology professionals, as well as vital support staff in finance and human resources.

The National Service Office staff collaborates with Denver-based Invest in Kids and other partners nationwide to develop new implementing agencies and to provide continuing support to existing agencies. In addition to direct service to Nurse-Family Partnership implementing agencies, the National Service Office staff works to educate policy makers, clinicians, and the public about the impact Nurse-Family Partnership has on maternal and child health and on government expenditures.

Executive Leadership Team

Roxane White
President and Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Roxane spearheads the growth of Nurse-Family Partnership to serve more vulnerable families across the country. Roxane also identifies opportunities for innovation and operating efficiencies, and builds public and private partnerships. Prior to joining Nurse-Family Partnership, she served as chief of staff to Colorado Governor John Hicklenlooper, where she led passage of new comprehensive zoning code in Denver and created a 6.5 percent reserve for the state of Colorado. Roxane previously worked as the manager of the Department of Human Services in Denver from 2003 to 2008 and was responsible for 1,200 employees and more than $300 million in services and programs. Roxane earned her bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., and master’s degree in social work and divinity from San Francisco State University and San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Tamar Bauer
Chief Policy and Government Affairs Officer
As the chief policy & government affairs officer, Tamar leads a team that is developing and executing strategies to secure government support for Nurse-Family Partnership's home visitation services for first-time, low-income women and children. Tamar also helps shape organizational direction and priorities, and is responsible for leading Nurse-Family Partnership’s Pay for Success work. Tamar is an attorney with expertise in healthcare law, maternal and child health policy, research and advocacy. Tamar’s passion is on the interaction between evidence and policy, and how to most effectively use evidence to influence policy. Tamar holds a bachelor’s degree in history and music from Wesleyan University, and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.

Wallace P. (Sandy) Dunlap
Chief Planning and Administrative Officer
As chief planning and administrator officer, Sandy is responsible for the contracts with Nurse-Family Partnership Implementing Agencies and long-term business planning. He has three decades of experience in general management and marketing and sales management, including three years as a president of a successful turn-around company. Prior to joining Nurse-Family Partnership, Sandy held senior management positions at Nike, Call Connect Communications. and Corrintec/UK Ltd. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

Kimberly Friedman
Senior Director, Business Development
Kimberly is responsible for overseeing the activities aimed at assuring prospective and new implementing agencies, their community partners, and their governmental and private sector funders and institutional sponsors are adequately prepared to implement the NFP program with fidelity to the model. She also leads the NSO's continuing, intensive effort to sustain and diversify financing for our current network of implementing agencies. Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law.

Alison M. Kolwaite
Chief Development Officer
As chief development officer, Alison leads fund development for Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) — working to secure public and private philanthropic support for the organization through individual donations, public and private grants, and corporate partnerships. Alison has 15 years of experience as a fundraising professional and more than 20 years working in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining NFP, Alison served as division director for philanthropy at The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, where she oversaw philanthropic efforts in 13 states across the West and helped to lead a $40 million philanthropic program. She also has served as vice president for development for the Denver Public Schools Foundation and as senior director of development at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Alison holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from American University and a Bachelors of Arts from Smith College. 

Kate Siegrist 
Chief Nursing Officer
In March, Kathryn (Kate) Siegrist joined Nurse-Family Partnership as the chief nursing officer at the National Service Office. Kate was formerly the director of health services at the Missoula City-County Health Department in Montana where she co-founded Nurse-Family Partnership of Montana in 2012, which grew into a five county collaboration that received national recognition for its innovation in rural service. She also oversaw all maternal and child health programs in the largest division at the health department. Kate is a former nursing professor and has held several leadership roles to grow the field of nursing and improve community health. Kate holds a Master of Science in nursing-midwifery from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was also the recipient of the American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Benilda (Benny) Samuels
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
As the chief marketing and communications officer, Benny leads the marketing and communications department and also directs marketing and communications campaigns to support the national expansion of Nurse-Family Partnership. Benny oversees marketing strategies to increase donor engagement and enroll more first-time, low-income mothers in Nurse-Family Partnership across the United States. Benny holds a master’s degree in mass communications and journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Denver. Benny has extensive experience developing and leading culturally and linguistically appropriate marketing and communications campaigns. She was born and raised in Panama, and is bilingual.

William (Randy) Williams
Chief Talent Officer
As the chief talent officer, Randy directs the talent strategy at Nurse-Family Partnership including creating and implementing talent recruitment, management and performance. Randy will also oversee staff training and lead best practices in human resources. Prior to joining Nurse-Family Partnership, Randy was the director of staffing at Children's Hospital Colorado, where he developed and implemented strategies to hire staff -- including more than 1,300 nurses -- and retain employees at one of the country's top children's hospitals. Randy has 16 years of experience in many areas of human resources and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver.


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