Kai Tao, ND, MPH, CNM​ (she/her)

Kai Tao, ND, MPH, CNM​

Kai is a career women’s health provider with extensive experience in maternal, child, and reproductive health policy, programs and clinical operations. In 2018, Kai founded Juno4Me— an inclusive, user-friendly digital platform that connects patients with trusted, highly skilled contraceptive care providers. Kai is a Certified Nurse Midwife with Northwestern Medicine’s Prentice Women’s Hospital and served as the Deputy Commissioner/ Chief Program Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health overseeing the Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Bureau and STI/HIV Bureau. Prior, she was the VP of Clinical Operations and Associate Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Under Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Kai served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Director at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services where she co-created the Illinois Family Planning Action Plan—a multi-pronged approach to increasing contraceptive access via payment reform. Kai participates in multiple perinatal health committees, is currently an active voting member for the Illinois Medicaid Advisory Council and is a board member with Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. Kai received her Master of Science and Nursing Doctorate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. ​