Niñon Lewis, MS

Chief Transformation Officer

Areas of Expertise :

Community/Population Health, Quality Improvement, Multi-Stakeholder Driven Change & Coalition Building, Large-Scale Learning Systems for Improvement, Leadership Development

Niñon Lewis, MS, has devoted her 20-year career to the pursuit of population and community health, health care improvement and large-scale change. She serves as Chief Transformation Officer for HC2 Strategies, where she partners with leaders and organizations in service of improved health outcomes and a more equitable health system.

Niñon is an active public speaker, teacher, facilitator, and advisor to large-scale change efforts in the areas of population health equity, the Triple Aim, health care/community linkages, and multi-stakeholder-driven improvement efforts. She recently served as Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), overseeing its U.S.-based portfolio of initiatives in population health, well-being and equity; and was part of the team who in 2008 developed the Triple Aim framework, which galvanized healthcare transformation in the United States and globally.

Niñon’s past work includes designing and leading results-oriented initiatives around the world, including the IHI Triple Aim Initiative, the Scotland Early Years Collaborative, large-scale leadership development initiatives for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, community health initiatives for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and multi-sector transformation efforts such as the 100 Million Healthier Lives Initiative. As a quality improvement coach and advisor, she has supported hundreds of healthcare organizations, community-based organizations, public health departments, and coalitions to achieve impactful results in their organizations and communities.

Education and Training :

  • MS, University of Portland
  • BA, Lewis & Clark College, Portland
Facilitation and Coach Training:
  • Interaction Institute for Social Change
  • Center for Courage and Renewal
  • Empowerment Institute
Community Organizer Training:
  • Industrial Areas Foundation
  • Marshall Ganz’ Organizing for Health initiative