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Chief Operations Officer

Kathryn Horner, MS

Kathryn Horner is the Chief Operations Officer of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center. She is responsible for the organization’s operational success and for improving patient access to health services.

With a public health ethos, Kathryn is an experienced healthcare leader. Before joining TVHC, she worked in safety net hospital systems in the Bay Area, including Alameda Health System, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital. 


During her tenure with these systems, Kathryn held roles of increasing responsibility for the day-to-day governance of primary and specialty care outpatient clinics. Specifically, she galvanized data to drive quality improvement, centralized systems to standardize patient care, and initiated strategies to reduce inequity in health care. Her steadfast goal is to drive high-quality, accessible health care that meets our patients’ expectations.   

Kathryn received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Brown University and her Master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a graduate of the America’s Essential Hospitals 2020 Fellows Program and is also certified in LEAN management principles. 

Kathryn is the co-author of an issue brief published by the Commonwealth Fund on Electronic Consultations Between Primary and Specialty Care Clinicians – Early Insights and the Reducing Care Fragmentation: A Toolkit for Coordinating Care toolkit.

Kathryn lives in the East Bay with her family, and together, they love experiencing new places and cultures, enjoying delicious food, and exploring the outdoors.

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