Speaker Bio

Kini-Ana Tinkham

Executive Director at Maine Resilience Building Network

Health from the Start

Kini-Ana Tinkham, is the Executive Director of the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Kini works to improve the health and well-being of people by advancing the MRBN mission through capacity building, system integration, policy and advocacy. Kini has worked in public health and healthcare for close to 40 years as a RN, educator, advocate, and leader. She brings system transformation leadership to advance health equity, wellness and improved health and well-being. In addition to her work at MRBN, her career expands across maternal and child health, home visitation, school-based health centers, youth leadership, family planning, clinical healthcare delivery and public health. She has served as a school board member and Chair of the Maine RSU #38 school committee and a past recipient of the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) Youth Leadership and Advocacy award.

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