Faculty: Tine Hansen-Turton

Chief Strategy Officer, Public Health Management Corporation
Executive Director, Convenient Care Association
Chief Executive Officer, National Nursing Centers Consortium

Tine Hansen-Turton teaches public and social innovations, leading nonprofits, and the social innovations lab at University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government.  She is known as a serial social entrepreneur who has started several national social and public innovations in the health and human services sector.

With more than 20 years of experience, Hansen-Turton, also known to be an effective systems change agent and policy advocate, assists nonprofit, private, government and philanthropic organizations in building capacity, including developing health clinics; provides technical assistance in the areas of fundraising and program development, policy development, health education, advocacy, program planning and health center management; conducts health policy research and outcome evaluation; establishes quality care indicators for Nurse Practitioner care; represents retail-based convenient care clinics and nurse-managed health centers at local, state, national and international executive and legislative branch levels; and gives regular public testimonies.

Outside her teaching and consultation functions at University of Pennsylvania, Hansen-Turton is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, where she oversees and leads corporate strategy, development and operations for a nationally-leading public health institute and its public health foundation, generating annual revenues in excess of $200 million. She has direct oversight over Management Services, Research & Evaluation, organizational training and development, regional emergency preparedness services, mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, government affairs, children and family services, and workforce development, as well as trade associations (CCA, NNCC, Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health). She has budget oversight over $100 million, and manages a direct staff of ten with a total of 500 employees.  She has raised over $600 million dollars to date from local, state, and government contracts and grants, appropriations, foundations, corporations, and individual and donor contributions.

Hansen-Turton also serves as the founding Executive Director for the Convenient Care Association (CCA), the national trade association of over 1450 private-sector retail clinic industry, coined by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen, as a disruptive health innovation, serving 20 million people with basic health care services across the country.  Additionally, Hansen-Turton serves as CEO of the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), a non-profit organization supporting the growth and development of over 500 nurse-managed health centers, serving more than 2.5 million vulnerable people across the country in urban and rural locations.  For the past two decades she has also been instrumental in positioning Nurse Practitioners as primary health care providers globally.

Tine’s accomplishments include, but are not limited to ensuring that Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants were defined as primary care providers in state and federal laws; negotiating changes in national managed care reimbursement policies nationally for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants; ensuring that Nurse Practitioners receive prescriptive privileges in many states; developing and implementing various nationally-recognized health promotion and primary prevention programs; and securing over $350 million dollars in direct support to community-based health centers.  Most recently she played an instrumental role in the inclusion of nurse-managed health clinics and Nurse Practitioners in the federal Affordable Care Act.
Tine writes and publishes for many peer-review professional healthcare and legal journals and is a regular presenter at local, state and national health care conferences.  She is Co-Author of “Convenient Care Clinics: The Essential Guide for Clinicians, Managers, and Educators;” “Community and Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Getting them Started and Keeping them Going,” an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award Winner; “Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers: Developing and Maintaining Your Center;” and “Conversations with Leaders.”  Her books are published by Springer Publishing Company and Sigma Theta Tau International. 

In 2009 she co-founded Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, an online publication that brings a public focus to social innovators and their nonprofit organizations, foundations and social sector businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area.  In Winter of 2012 she co-founded the Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab to serve as a hub to test new social models.

Tine Hansen-Turton is a member of several organizations such as The Forum for Executive Women and the American and Pennsylvania Public Health Associations.  She was inducted as a Fellow in the Philadelphia College of Physicians and an honorary Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is a Trustee at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy Foundation.  Tine Hansen-Turton also serves on the board of the Health Promotion Council and Healthy Philadelphia and is Board Chair of the Education-Plus Academy Cyber Charter School.  She also serves on numerous local and state-wide advisory boards. 

Tine Hansen-Turton has received several advocacy and leadership awards.  In 2005 she received the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, through which she traveled to New Zealand to support the growth and development of nurses providing primary care and subsequently organized a successful global healthcare conference in 2008.  She received the Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership Award and was named one of the 101 emerging Philadelphia connectors by Leadership, Inc.  In 2010 she was named American Express NextGen Independent Sector Fellow. Tine has also served as a Presidential Advisor to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health Science Products and Services.

Tine received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master of Government/Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law. 

Courses Taught

Leading Nonprofits (Fall 2015)

Fall 2015
Course Section: 
Tine Hansen-Turton
Nicholas D. Torres
MCNB 309

Leading Nonprofits is designed for those who have a practitioner’s interest in the development, leadership, and management of nonprofit organizations and their intersection with the private sector and government to create social change. The course brings the student through the process of starting a nonprofit and then leading an organization through key decisions and stages of development. Leading Nonprofits provides students with essential strategies and tools to conduct in-depth analysis of a non-profit’s effectiveness, financial sustainability, and policy change. The class will also address contemporary challenges related to organizational ethics, accountability, emerging legal frameworks, public policy, and politics.

This course satisfies a core requirement in the Certificate in Nonprofit Administration. It is also an approved elective in PennDesign’s Certificate in Urban Development.