Hannah Simmons has more than 12 years of experience in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and program management in nonprofit, health care, and community settings. She has directed numerous learning collaboratives to improve child and family health. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, CQI, facilitation, training, and coaching.
Simmons currently serves as a technical assistance specialist for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Technical Assistance Resource Center. She also supports the HealthySteps Outcome Pilot Project as a site liaison. In both roles, she provides tailored technical assistance, training, and coaching to support programs in building capacity for CQI. She also contributes to the development of resources, such as briefs, toolkits, and presentations.
Prior to joining JBA, Simmons worked as the state CQI lead for the Minnesota Department of Health Family Home Visiting program. Her past projects focused on reducing racial disparities, increasing access to services, and enhancing program coordination and delivery. She received a B.S. in psychology and a B.S. in sociology and criminal justice from Iowa State University.