We’re excited to announce an addition to our dynamic Denver team. Please help us in welcoming Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson, Vice President of Health Strategies.
Takiyah is dedicated to advancing health equity and is a driven healthcare professional with the skills and mindset to deliver and manage healthcare services through leadership in administration, research, and the development of innovative public health solutions. Takiyah holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Studies, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Texas Women’s University. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and Preventative Medicine from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Takiyah joins the Denver team after working with the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association for five years. Most recently, she served as the Senior Director of Healthcare Systems and Community Impact. During her time on the Dallas team, some of Takiyah’s accomplishments included:
- Formed deep relationships with clinics and hospital systems and exceeded goals for the adoption of AHA’s inpatient and outpatient quality initiatives
- Oversaw the development of healthcare revenue generation strategies, catapulting $750K+ in hospital revenue including grant securement
- Was instrumental in advocacy efforts to help pass local polices including smoke free ordinances, healthy vending options, and telephone CPR
- Took on the leadership of the Southwest’s Health Equity Committee, comprised of six states striving to achieve optimal health for all
As part of the Health Strategies team in Denver, Takiyah will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of community impact strategies across the market to achieve market health and revenue strategic goals, while simultaneously focusing on eliminating health disparities through an equity-first lens. Outside of the office Takiyah enjoys traveling with her husband Melvin, trying out new restaurants, and giving back to her community.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.