Hannah Simmons has 13 years of experience in continuous quality improvement (CQI), strategic planning, and program management in public health, nonprofit, health care, and community settings. She has completed advanced training through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and directed numerous learning collaboratives based on the IHI Breakthrough Series model. Simmons’ project work has focused on improving child and family health, reducing racial disparities, and strengthening program coordination and service delivery. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, CQI, performance management, facilitation, training, and coaching.
Simmons currently serves as a task lead for the California Home Visiting Coordination project, technical assistance specialist for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Resource Center, and site liaison for the HealthySteps Outcome Pilot Project. In these roles, she provides tailored technical assistance, training, and coaching to support programs in building capacity for CQI. She also helps develop resources, such as plans, briefs, toolkits, trainings, and presentations.
Prior to joining JBA, Simmons worked as the state CQI lead for the Minnesota Department of Health Family Home Visiting program. She received a B.S. in psychology and a B.S. in sociology and criminal justice from Iowa State University.