Kim Gillan serves as the Regional Director, Region VIII for the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Denver. Kim Gillan is responsible for overseeing HHS Region VIII’s engagement with state, local, territorial and tribal governments as well as private sector businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other external partners.
Kim Gillan has over twenty years experience working in issue advocacy, policy, program development and implementation in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining HHS, Kim Gillan served as Director of Workforce Development & Training Programs at Montana State University, where she was responsible for launching several innovative workforce efforts for healthcare providers, low-income and correctional populations.
Concurrently, Gillan served in the Montana State Legislature, representing eastern Billings and holding multiple leadership positions. With more than 16 years of public service experience, Kim championed several health care policy and insurance reforms along with improving access and services for rural communities, patients with diabetes and autism. She served on several statewide and community level boards, including the State Workforce Investment Board, Economic Advisory Board, MSU Billings Foundation and Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE).
Kim and her adult children enjoy outdoor activities, and spending time in the mountains of Montana. Gillan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s in Regional Planning from Cornell University. She is originally from El Cerrito, California.