Gayla Brockman

President & CEO

Gayla Brockman has been in the health industry for over 30 years. Gayla started their career as a Special Programs Coordinator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Gayla then became the Manager of Program Development for Clinical Services at Tufts Health Plan. In 2001, they were promoted to Director of Business Assessment/Engineering. Gayla left Tufts in 2002 to become the President & CEO of Michael Reese.


In 2003, Gayla Brockman co-founded Double Up Food Bucks Kansas City, a nutrition incentive initiative that provided low-income families receiving food assistance in Kansas and Missouri access to affordable locally grown, healthy food at area farmers markets using technology, financial incentives and education. The Program was a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of the Menorah Legacy Foundation until it spun off to Cultivate KC in 2015.


Gayla Brockman is a passionate advocate for the health of their community. Gayla has dedicated their career to improving access to quality healthcare and promoting wellness initiatives.


Gayla Brockman has a BA in English and Marketing from the University of Michigan and an MS in Health Care Administration from Simmons University.


Elissa Mann - Manager of Evaluation & Learning, Kerry Goese - CFO & COO, and Rachel Reichlin - Senior Program Officer report to Gayla Brockman.


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