J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., Business Administration, Boston University, summa cum laude
Dawn Bonder is recognized as a strategic and visionary executive with a consistent track record of driving innovation in complex and dynamic organizations. Her notable career, marked by 20 years of progressive leadership experience, has included navigating the dynamic healthcare environment and the complexities and changing landscape of health policy, health insurance, health care operations, and health information technology as a recognized expert on post-ACA health care issues.
Dawn is known for her strategic approach, ability to energize and engage stakeholders, form partnerships and strategic alliances, and capacity to assimilate large volumes of complex information and communicate clear, strategic directives.
A passionate, mission-focused leader, Dawn is skilled in fostering collaborative, inclusive, and transparent organizations, while making critical decisions, setting the strategic direction, and developing talent. She has held numerous executive leadership positions including Senior Health and Human Policy Advisor for former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Director, Oregon Regional Extension Center for Health IT, CEO, Health Republic Insurance Company, CEO, SW Washington Accountable Community of Health, and Managing Director, CedarBridge Group Consulting.
Dawn currently brings her skills and experience to The deNovo Initiative as its founding CEO.
Her colleagues describe her as smart, funny, quick-witted, courageous, and irreverent. They also say she is kind, empathetic, ethical, and direct. Dawn follows rules carefully and breaks them knowingly. A lover of people who make her laugh or think, Dawn has called Portland, Oregon home for over 25 years.
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