Fellows Directory

Christina Jenkins

Luciana Partners

Dr. Christina Jenkins is a member of Kauffman Class 10 and a Lead Investor of the FemTech fund of Portfolia, Inc., focusing on early-stage healthcare startups that are game-changers for women’s health and well-being. She is a Board Observer of Madorra, Inc.

Christina also advises executives and board members of healthcare providers, private investment firms, and early-stage startups for success in value-based, opaque, or fast-moving environments. To this, she brings over 20 years of experience in strategy and change leadership, clinical medicine and quality/performance improvement, delivery system redesign, and technology-enabled outcomes improvement.

Prior to this, Christina was the founding CEO of OneCity Health, a subsidiary formed within the nation’s largest public hospital system, setting the vision and strategy to build population health and care management capabilities for 1M low-income New Yorkers. Over her tenure, she recruited a team from two to 130 people, earned $350M in revenue and achieved 99% of all performance targets, and successfully designed and integrated novel tech, social services, and clinical models to sustainably improve quality and cost for patients served by over 200 provider and social services organizations citywide.

Christina’s prior professional experience also includes venture-backed portfolio company and biopharma investment support (Kauffman Fellow, New Enterprise Associates), advisory services for early-stage healthcare startups (HealthyWage; financial incentives for chronic disease improvement), buildout of a home-based primary and palliative care program to one of the largest in the country (Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program), and financial analysis (FMP, GE Healthcare).

Christina’s nonprofit Board directorships include the Healthcare Executive Forum of New York (current), former Director and Chairman of the Quality Committee at NYC Health + Hospitals under Mike Bloomberg ($7.4B), and former Director of Public Health Solutions ($230M).

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Christina earned her B.S in Industrial Management from Purdue University, her M.D. from Northwestern University, and completed her internal medicine residency training and served as a Clinical Instructor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Christina is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 10 and served her fellowship under mentor James Barrett at NEA, in Germantown, MD.