Denise Cyzman, Executive Director, leads the KAMU team to support its 50+ member organizations and ensures a strong fiscal foundation to achieve KAMU’s mission and organizational goals. With the Board of Directors, she guides the strategic direction, identifies and enhances strategic opportunities and partnerships, secures diversified funding, and advocates for policies to strengthen the primary care safety net system in Kansas. Denise also serves as the primary spokesperson for KAMU.
Since 1996, Denise has served in leadership positions for state and nationally based nonprofit health organizations, as well as state government. Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and a Master of Science degree in Health Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a 2016 graduate of the Sunflower Foundation’s Advocacy Fellowship and the University of Kansas’ Community Health Center Executive Fellowship.