Gayle Akins is a Political Consultant in Oakland, CA. Her most recent work was as Campaign Manager for an Oakland Mayoral Candidate. Her passion for community service started when she was 10 years old. She learned about leadership, first hand, from her mother, a teacher and community leader in...Read more
Gayle Akins is a Political Consultant in Oakland, CA. Her most recent work was as Campaign Manager for an Oakland Mayoral Candidate. Her passion for community service started when she was 10 years old. She learned about leadership, first hand, from her mother, a teacher and community leader in Nashville, TN, where Gayle was born. She received her B.S. degree from Belmont University in Biology and Chemistry and her M.S. degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie-Mellon University. Her family stressed receiving a good education in order to help yourself and others. Gayle has served her community on the Boards of the Oakland NAACP and Boost! West Oakland; as a volunteer for Feed My Sheep Food Pantry; and as a member of the Wellstone and Oakland East Bay Democratic Clubs.
Gayle was the Regional Manager for the Northern Area of California for Covered California. She provided strategic action plans for 10 NAACP branches to meet the goals of the California Health Exchange. In addition, she managed and trained certified educators and certified enrollment counselors; identified events for education and outreach; developed strategic partnerships to leverage resources; spoke at events for elected officials; and administered field operations with an emphasis on churches, non-profit organizations; and community organizations. Her work resulted in 1000’s of people receiving the healthcare they needed.
Gayle managed the National Continuing Medical Education program for The Kaiser Permanente Federation. She developed educational interventions to address gaps in competence, performance and patient outcomes for physicians and allied health professionals. And she pursued partnerships with community health care organizations to support the education of safety-net physicians to increase their access to education to help them provide quality care for vulnerable populations. While at Kaiser she received two “Accreditation with Commendation” for her work.