Denise Cyzman, Executive Director, joined KAMU in October of 2014. Denise is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Association and overseeing the KAMU staff. She will lead the KAMU team to support its 50+ member organizations through advocacy, education, and communication. Identify and enhance strategic opportunities and partnerships, secure diversified funding, and advocate for policies to strengthen the health safety net environment in Kansas. Denise also serves as the primary spokesperson for KAMU and its members.
Denise brings over 31 years of experience in program development, grant writing and advocacy to the Executive Director role. Before joining KAMU, she was the Vice President of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and a Master of Science degree in Health Education from University of Michigan.