Kansas Health Institute Promotes Nancy Ruf and Phillip Steiner

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Aug 12, 2021


Kansas Health Institute

Nancy Ruf and Phillip Steiner

The Kansas Health Institute announces the promotions of Nancy R. Ruf to Director of Administration and Phillip Steiner, M.A., to Senior Analyst.

“I am pleased to recognize Nancy and Phillip for their leadership in the organization and for their exceptional contributions to the team and our stakeholders,” said Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., President and CEO. “We congratulate them on these accomplishments and appreciate their commitment to KHI’s mission and to the health of Kansans.”

Nancy joined KHI in 2012 as the Grants and Contracts Coordinator, and during this time she has been responsible for the organization’s pre- and post-award activities on our projects. She also has led our efforts to implement systems and software ensuring KHI fulfills its contractual obligations with national, state and local funders and collaborators. In this new role as Director of Administration, she takes on additional responsibilities in administrative affairs, including human resources, project management and vendor management.

Phillip provides policy and program evaluation for projects focused on access to care, market innovation and population health. He also leads project teams and provides technical assistance with data analysis and quality assurance for external partners, most recently the Shawnee County Health Department’s COVID-19 response. Phillip is instrumental in KHI’s role to help uncover patterns and trends in data that can inform policymakers and other stakeholders as they make decisions that impact health. Prior to joining KHI in 2019, Phillip was a social science research analyst at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where he worked to implement and improve payment policy in the Medicare Advantage and PACE programs.

Please join KHI in congratulating Nancy and Phillip on their promotions.

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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