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Intend Health Strategies Welcomes Industry Leader Robin L. Hunter as Its Next CEO

January 18, 2023
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Intend Health Strategies Welcomes Industry Leader Robin L. Hunter as Its Next CEO
Robin L. Hunter Intend Health CEO

With more than twenty-five years of leadership experience serving physicians and delivery teams, Robin L. Hunter joins Intend Health Strategies as chief executive officer with a vital and

deep understanding of the challenges that can divert the focus of physicians and care teams from patient care.

Robin has worked with integrated delivery systems, hospitals, providers, health plans, philanthropic organizations, private investors, and biopharmaceutical companies to increase provider satisfaction, improve retention, and improve practice sustainability — all while positively influencing patient outcomes through the education and implementation of value-based care modeling.

"Robin brings a powerful vision and years of healthcare experience to the important work of integrating Relational Leadership within our national healthcare workforce," said Intend Health founder and chair Andrew Morris-Singer. "His success in both established organizations and early-stage ventures, as well as his financial acumen, align well with our mission and strategic priorities. We are looking forward to seeing how Robin leverages the presence and influence of Relational Leadership across the national healthcare community."

As chief executive officer of Intend Health, Robin holds strategic and operational responsibility for the organization, while championing the organization's mission nationally. This work is grounded in Relational Leadership, a human-centered approach to working with others that cultivates connection and awareness to increase belonging, collaboration, equity, and impact across health systems.

Intend Health Strategies Welcomes Industry Leader Robin L. Hunter as Its Next CEO

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“A big impact that Intend Health has on me is it makes me more humble, kinder, more intuitive, a better listener, and I’ve been able to teach the skills I’ve learned to others. All of this makes me a better team member, and I think that that's integral to what Intend Health teaches — we need high functioning teams to provide the best care.”

Student Action Network Participant

"This year, there's been so much change with COVID, with work, with everything. But I feel like the PCP Student Action Network has been that constant that I could always just count on. And my favorite part is that no matter how stressful work was, no matter how stressful the year was, whenever it came time for a PCP call or any PCP anything, it's always something that I look forward to."

Student Action Network Coach

"I have employed and used so much of my Relational Leadership experience and training from Intend Health to work."

Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

“I participated in RLI [the Relational Leadership Institute]... and my world has not been the same since. The community that I’ve gained at RLI has been extraordinary. Being part of RLI means being connected to a diverse, interdisciplinary community that breaks down the walls that are typical in academic medicine.”

Katie Gradick, MD, MHS

University of Utah

“Over 100 members of the UNC community have participated in our Relational Leadership Institutes… one word stands out for me in our evaluations — regardless of whether cohorts met in person or via Zoom — and that word is transformative."

Josh Hinson, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

“Relational Leadership is what keeps me going. When I feel overwhelmed, stressed, down, I turn to members of the Relational Leadership community for support and resilience. We genuinely care about each other. We put ‘people first,’ truly, in our work together.”

Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean for Clinical Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

“So far, my experience in this Relational Leadership course has been THE highlight of my leadership journey. This program exceeded my expectations. I have been sharing the content with my colleagues who are also inspired by it. Thank you for making the world a better place one Relational Leadership course at a time.”

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"In a healthcare system fraught with silos and computer screens, we need the human voice — a personal connection — now more than ever. That's the work of Intend Health."

Matt Lewis, PhD

Strategic Consultant

“Relational skills are particularly important right now because they’re rooted in people, with the fundamental assumption that we are good and have common values. If I can approach with unconditional positive regard and build in psychological safety, who knows what we can accomplish, despite the chaos around us.”

Lexy Kliewer, LCSW

Oregon Health and Science University

"The leadership skills, relationships, and perspective I have gained through my involvement in Intend Health have shaped the clinician, educator, and leader I am today."

Kyle Turner, PharmD

University of Utah

"Thank you for inspiring a generation of future docs to become primary care physicians. I definitely felt like I had a community during medical school."

Shani Truong

Family Medicine Resident, UC Davis San Joaquin General Hospital

"I think the collaborative work that Intend Health does to recruit bright, energized, resilient, diverse, and compassionate primary care physicians all over the country will be even more impactful. Intend Health's efforts will be a big part of the solution to mend our ailing primary care infrastructure in the coming years."

Peter Meyers, MD, MPH

Family Physician, Minnesota Community Care

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