As a program director, Elkin (he/him) leads and supports work for practice transformation in the safety net. His focus is on leveraging technology and employing human-centered design approaches.

Elkin has more than ten years of experience in the community health sector and has worked on a wide range of health center projects, including empanelment, patient-centered medical home certification, electronic health record vetting and procurement, operational site visit support, revenue-cycle management, referral management, and the ending the HIV epidemic. Prior to becoming a safety-net consultant, Elkin worked as a project manager and coach for the Los Angeles Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) within the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), where he supported the development and delivery of training and technical assistance to 45 participating health center organizations.

Elkin started his career working within a multi-site health center organization across central North Carolina serving both rural and urban patient populations. Elkin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in management and society. In addition, he is a certified Kaiser Permanente improvement advisor. Elkin, a lifelong experiential learner, enjoys sailing across Southern California, scuba diving off the coasts of Catalina and the Channel Islands, and spending as much time as he can in nature.