Robin D. Wittenstein, EdD, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Denver Health

Robin D. Wittenstein, Chief Executive Officer of Denver Health, is an executive with more than 35 years of experience in the health care industry, serving communities through leadership roles in a number of hospitals, including an academic medical center, complex teaching hospitals and safety net hospitals.

Prior to leading Denver Health, Dr. Wittenstein was Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) at Penn State Health, overseeing the system’s network of clinics and academic affiliate hospitals across central Pennsylvania. Before that, Dr. Wittenstein held various leadership roles in hospitals throughout the northeast and Florida.

Dr. Wittenstein earned her bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration from Penn State, her MBA in health administration from the University of Miami and a doctorate of education from George Washington University. Dr. Wittenstein has served on numerous hospital alliance, health care and research foundation coalition boards.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there has been a renewed interest in better understanding the roots of racism and discrimination in the United States.  These conversations focus on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly in the workplace and in healthcare.  The role of structural racism, which is defined by Dr. Camara Jones as, “ …a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call ‘race’) that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly…