Steven Summer Joins the NSO Board of Directors as a Top Healthcare Industry Leader

DENVER, COLO. (February 22, 2024) — The National Service Office (NSO) for Nurse-Family Partnership® and Child First announced the appointment of Steven Summer, President and CEO of the Healthcare Institute to the Board of Directors.

In his current role at Healthcare Institute, Summer works collaboratively with CEOs from the most progressive, successful and admired nonprofit health systems in the country to advance healthcare leadership, strategy and support the successful evolution of healthcare.

Summer holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. Professionally, he has been recognized as the Denver Business Journal Health Care Industry Leader and has been listed in the Denver Business Journal Power Book as one of the top Health Care Industry Leaders in the state.

Summer said, “I am honored to join the NSO Board of Directors and excited about contributing my time and expertise to an organization that is committed to improving child health and development through two evidence-based programs – Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First. I look forward to identifying new opportunities to support growth of the organization to serve more individuals facing the greatest barriers to access.”

Prior to joining the Healthcare Institute, Summer served as President and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association where he represented the unified voice of virtually all Colorado hospitals and health systems in addressing such issues as health care payment and delivery system reform, access to affordable care and coverage, fair and equitable payment, information transparency and making hospitals safe for the patients they serve.

Charlotte Min-Harris, President and CEO of The National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First added, “We are thrilled to have Steven join the NSO Board of Directors. He brings a wealth of experience in healthcare systems and is passionate about our mission. Steven’s active civic engagement and leadership in various board roles will support NSO’s greater impact on equitable health outcomes for the families and communities we serve.”

Not only is Summer an active community member in Denver, but he also serves as on the

Board of Directors of Kavod Senior Life, KUNC Board of Directors, NPR Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors of Assure Neuromonitoring, among others.

“We are delighted to welcome Steven Summer to our Board of Directors,” said Paurvi Bhatt, chair of the Board. “His extensive background in nonprofit health systems, paired with his compassionate enthusiasm and experience in Board service, underscores his commitment to ensure equitable access to affordable care and coverage.  Steven’s expertise in healthcare administration will undoubtedly enrich our strategic focus at this crucial time when health equity is imperative.”

Summer and his wife, Loraine, reside in Denver, Colorado and have two grown and successful sons.

The National Service Office Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated and diverse professionals from across the country who volunteer their time and skills to provide governance and leadership to advance the organization and its mission.

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About the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First

The National Service Office (NSO) is the central, unified operational structure for two evidence-based programs: Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First. In 2020, what was formerly the NSO solely for Nurse-Family Partnership joined forces with Child First, a merger empowering two proven, evidence-based models to share complementary expertise, infrastructure and integrated support services. The resulting unified entity works to ensure that health care, early childhood development and the mental health of the entire family are delivered in proven ways to achieve long-term positive outcomes.