Linda Kanamine, Chief Marketing Officer
Linda Kanamine has been with the Marketplace since July 2013 working in provider outreach and marketing, and then as Director of Communications.  Linda has an extensive background across many areas of healthcare, from providers and pharmaceuticals, to carriers and patient-focused organizations.  Prior to her post at Connect for Health Colorado, Linda served more than 11 years as Vice President for Public Affairs, Marketing and Government Affairs at HCA-HealthONE hospitals, the largest healthcare system in metro Denver. Among other responsibilities while with the hospital system, she worked extensively with physicians, allied health teams, managed care and community stakeholders on health education, quality care programs, service line organization and public policy initiatives. A University of Florida graduate, she began her communications career as a newspaper reporter for 13 years, including 7 as a national news reporter at USA Today covering environmental health, Indian health, public policy, Congress and breaking news.  She left the news-gathering business to move into the news-shaping field as a healthcare public relations executive for Ketchum Public Relations, working with pharmaceutical and other healthcare clients.