Meet the Fellows

Becca Barlow, 2022—2023
 Becca Barlow

Becca is a Boston, MA native and earned her MPH in Healthcare Management from Boston University School of Public Health. Becca’s dual interests in healthcare administration and public health began in her early career on the front lines of medicine as an EMT in California, where she saw firsthand how systemic inequities, operational inefficiencies, and social determinants of health interact to negatively impact health outcomes - particularly in underserved and vulnerable patient populations. She realized that working as a provider was not the only way to help patients and became interested in a career dedicated to improving processes & quality while reducing healthcare disparities. While in graduate school, Becca worked as a supervisor for the Massachusetts COVID-19 pandemic response and interned as a Quality Improvement Consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Boston Medical Center. Becca is thrilled to be an Administrative Fellow at Denver Health and hopes to contribute to cultivating systems of equitable access to patient-centered care.

Outside of work, Becca is a self-declared foodie with a love of trying new recipes, cuisines, and restaurants. She is also an avid reader, hiker, and dog-lover.

Kate Trankina, 2021—2022
 Kate Trankina

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.

She is excited to begin her Administrative Fellowship at Denver Health, an organization that strongly aligns with her mission to provide health care and improve health for the underserved in the community. While not at work, Kate enjoys exploring the city and nature with her fiancé and her pup (Potato). She also enjoys hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, baking, and reading.

 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.

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