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Ted Hufstader, MPH

Director of Quality and Practice Transformation
Ted Hufstader, MPH

Ted joined Esperanza Health Centers in January 2018, bringing 12 years of expertise in health research and organizational learning and development to his role. Most recently, Ted was supporting and developing a leadership and succession planning program at Southcentral Foundation (SCF), an Alaska Native primary care system known for its transformational relationship-based care model and a two-time winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Ted’s philosophy is determining what builds, drives, and sustains an organization’s culture, and he brings this approach to Esperanza’s nationally recognized quality improvement initiatives. Outside of work, you can find Ted running through Chicago’s many neighborhoods, relaxing with his cat Fuzzie Mercury, and searching for Chicago’s best chocolate chip cookie.

Education: Bachelor of the Arts, Kalamazoo College and his Masters of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.