Jolie Ritzo, MPH
Director, Partnerships & Programs
Jolie Ritzo joined the NRHI team in 2015. As Director of Partnerships & Programs, she oversees partner relationships and member programming.
In her time at NRHI, Jolie has partnered with IHI on their Pathways to Population Health initiative, led the NRHI member Opioid Response Affinity Group, staffed the Public Policy Committee, managed the strategic relationship with Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, developed curriculum, and planned virtual and in-person events (topics include: healthcare affordability, health equity, patient engagement, quality improvement, practice transformation, population health, price transparency, reducing unnecessary services, and collaborative leadership). She supports the bi-directional exchange of national and regional content across the member network and creates opportunities to increase member connections.
Jolie came to NRHI with four years of experience in managed care where she worked as a certified health coach, participated in program development, oversaw the improvement of clinically approved patient education materials, and lead day-to-day operations for a team of outpatient case managers. She attained her Master of Public Health with a focus on community nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. Her undergraduate studies focused on Community Health Education. She has also worked on building her leadership skills through numerous trainings and most recently was certified to lead non-profit organizations through the Nonprofit Executive Director Certification Program. Outside of work, Jolie enjoys visiting with family and friends, running, hiking, skiing, doing yoga, and working on home projects.