Edirin Okoloko

Edirin Okoloko Program Operations Manager

Guild Education


Graduating Class: 2021

Industry: Education & Training, Healthcare Policy, and Project Management


Originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, Edirin is a Denver-based health care professional currently working in the higher education tech space who moved to this area after completing a public health degree in health policy from Yale University. Edirin has expertise in project management, stakeholder engagement, presentations, data analytics, health
policy, operations and communications strategy, and process improvement. She is also skilled in quantitative and qualitative research methods.


Yale School of Public Health. Master of Public Health, 2015.

    • Health Policy and Global Health concentration


Yale University. Bachelor of Arts in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health, 2014,

  • Graduated with honors and distinction


Guild Education. Denver, Colorado

Program Operations Manager (2021-Present)

  • Collaborate with Guild teams and learning partners to build operational efficiencies and improve student experience outcomes across learning provider programs with a focus on healthcare design.


Colorado Health Institute. Denver, Colorado

Program Manager (2019 – 2021)

  • Oversee and provide direction for multi-stakeholder projects:

    • Serve as primary point of contact for partners and stakeholders from human services, public health, philanthropic, government, and business communities, among others.
    • Manage overall timeline and schedule for project activities.
    • Facilitate periodic meetings in person and by phone/webinar.
    • Manage partner engagement and communication via regular email and phone updates.
    • Coordinate community-wide forums and key informant interviews within the metro Denver region and Colorado. 
    • Work with the Managing Director of Research, Evaluation, and Consulting and project leads, if applicable, to discuss strategic vision and planning for each project.
  • Develop and oversee project-wide administrative processes that include:

    • Creating a charter, work plan, and other documents necessary for successfully running each project.
    • Creating program-wide communications, including presentations, supporting materials, file-sharing sites, and email distributions.
    • Ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and reporting deadlines to external entities.
    • In conjunction with the Director of Finance and Administration, overseeing budgets, fiscal management, and reporting compliance.
    • Developing and maintaining a system for capturing information and disseminating materials and information for regular meetings.
    • Monitoring project efficacy through regular evaluations and reports.


DaVita Integrated Kidney Care. Denver, Colorado

Senior Government Business Analyst (2017 – 2019) 

  • Managed the operational and reporting strategy for renal accountable care organization programs including process improvement initiatives, training, and clinical best practices among field teams.
  • Provided analytical and systems improvement support for multiple external partners, such as CMS and payors including Humana, Anthem, and Scan.
  • Participated in internal and external CMS-led audits, reporting, and innovation pilots across 15 national markets.
  • Led clinical outcome-driven pilots and process improvement projects centered on targeted comorbid management for vulnerable dialysis patient populations.


DaVita Kidney Care. Denver, Colorado

Health Care Reform Policy Analyst (2015 – 2017) 

  • Created English and Spanish patient and teammate-facing trainings, tools, and educational materials for major health insurance improvement opportunities and company-wide initiatives aimed at improving patient quality of life and health experiences.
  • Prepared proposals, white papers, and analytical reports appraising the impact of aspects of the current health care policy and reform landscape on dialysis patients and company revenue.
  • Worked one-on-one with patients in predominantly Spanish-speaking clinic districts to educate them on health opportunities and patient insurance choice.
  • Reviewed health payer contracts, health plan government filings, and federal and state health law proposals for potential patient harm, risks, and discriminatory language.


    • Ogunbajo, A. Hansen, C.E., North, A.L., Okoloko, E., Niccolai, L.M. (2016). ‘I think they’re all basically the same’: Parents’ Perceptions of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine Compared with Other Adolescent Vaccines. Child: Care, Health and Development, 42(4):582-587.
    • Hansen, C.E., Okoloko, E., North, A.L., Ogunbajo, A., Niccolai, L.M. (2016). Acceptability of School-Based Health Centers for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Visits: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of School Health, 87(9):705-714.