Meet the Fellows

Kate Trankina, 2021—2022
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Kate Trankina is a Birmingham, AL native with a passion for community health and process efficiency. She is a dual-master’s degree candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she has completed a Master of Public Health and is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Health Services Administration. While in graduate school, she interned at Northwest Medical Center, a community hospital in rural Alabama, interned at Massachusetts General Hospital, and worked as an analyst for a healthcare strategy consulting firm, Allegro Partners, LLC. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a consultant for multiple government agencies in the DC Metro Area. During that time, she worked with a range of clients from the Department of Energy to the Defense Health Agency and focused on cost estimation and analysis. Kate also studied financial economics and applied mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame while competing as a Division I rower.

 Anthony Pfaff, 2020—2021  anthony pfaff Anthony earned his MBA in Health Administration, MS in Finance and Risk Management, and MS in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Denver.  Prior to joining Denver Health, Anthony worked in a variety of IT and management roles, including at S&P Global/Standard and Poor’s, Pearson plc, and the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.  Motivated by his prior experience at CU Denver | Anschutz, Anthony sought to pivot his career in a way that would enable him to use his software and analytics skills in a healthcare organization and was fortunate to join Denver Health as the 2020 - 2021 Administrative Fellow.  In that role, Anthony variously led and supported COVID-19-related projects as part of incident command, including building out the COVID-19 detailed surge plan.  Post-fellowship, Anthony moved to the role of Data Scientist, where he is contributing to Denver Health’s achievement of Colorado’s Hospital Transformation Program measures—a significant step in Colorado’s transition to pay for performance.
 Bruno Martinez, 2019—2020  bruno martinez



Born and raised in Peru, Bruno Martinez is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he completed a Master of Healthcare Administration. Prior to graduate school he worked clinically, providing rehabilitative care for various populations including collegiate sports teams and children living with congenital disabilities. He later became a rehabilitation coordinator in a physical therapy clinic for four years, overseeing the operations and development of the rehabilitation team across two outpatient physical therapy clinics.

During his graduate studies, Bruno worked as a research and managed-care analyst at Katz Brunner Healthcare (KBH), a consulting firm focused on rural health, critical access hospitals, and sole community hospitals. After graduate school Bruno was offered an Administrative Fellowship at Denver Health. During his fellowship year, Bruno led significant operational projects within the organization and executed leadership initiatives in the operating room, emergency department, business development, and community health clinics. Post-fellowship Bruno accepted a position within Denver Health’s Behavioral Health Department as a Program Manager, leading a Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) program within Denver’s correctional system. Bruno is also responsible for patient and visitor screening operations across our main campus as part of COVID-19 recovery work, a project that began during his fellowship.

When not at work Bruno enjoys learning about new ideas, cultures, and philosophies, playing music, soccer, tennis, climbing, and making memories with friends and family.