Mindy Klowden, MNM, has over 20 years of experience in health and human services field. She has excelled in this industry and has specific expertise in health care/practice transformation, policy, sustainability and advanced alternative payment models, and social determinants, such as affordable housing.
Ms. Klowden currently serves as the Director of Technical Assistance for the National Council for Behavioral Health. She provides individualized coaching, coordinates trainings and learning communities, and works to advocate for policy reform that supports integrated, whole person health care. In this role, she supports community mental health centers, federally qualified health centers and other providers and systems as they work to integrate behavioral health and primary care.
Prior to joining the National Council, Ms. Klowden served as the Director of the Office of Healthcare Transformation at Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH). In this role, she was an advisor to executive and senior management on health care policy and trends, developed key health reform initiatives, and worked to cultivate and sustain inter-agency partnerships that support the integration of behavioral healthcare with primary care and other healthcare systems and providers.
Previously, Ms. Klowden served as the Development Director for JCMH, where she was responsible for overseeing all private foundation, corporate, and government grant writing; grant management; and community and government relations activities. Most notably, she lead the development and expansion of integrated healthcare programs, raising annual contributions of over $2 million to support mental health and wellness services for low income community members with mental illness.
Ms. Klowden’s additional experience includes Manager of Community Development with Colorado Community Health Network, Executive Director of Colorado Affordable Housing Partnership, and Manager of Community Outreach with Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. She started her career as a VISTA Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Ms. Klowden earned her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Colorado College. As part of her continuing education, she has completed the Bighorn Healthcare Policy Fellowship Program and the HealthTeamWorks Coach University Boot Camp.