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Keisha Deonarine

Executive Director



Keisha Deonarine serves as the inaugural Executive Director for the Passport Foundation, focusing on developing programs beyond clinical care that improve social determinants of health for people in underserved and low-income communities throughout Kentucky.

Prior to her new position, Keisha served as the Senior Community Health Director for the American Heart Association in the Kentucky market. In her role, Keisha worked to create, develop, and initiate strategies focusing on social determinants of health and drove positive health changes in underserved and low-income populations.

In addition, Keisha was Economic Development Manager at Louisville Forward, focusing on the Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care Strategy. Keisha managed successful economic development projects, including the landing of the Evolent Medicaid Center of Excellence’s headquarters in January 2016, ONCO360’s new Louisville headquarters, and Kindred Healthcare’s $39 million expansion in 2015.

While at Louisville Forward, Keisha located more than $200 million in project investments, worked with over 70 health care start-up companies through expansion and helped bring more than 6,000 jobs to Louisville. Keisha was the lead coordinator of the Louisville Innovation Summit, which focused on aging innovation strategies for over 400 national and international attendees.

Keisha is an innovation coach for XLerate Health, board member of Kentucky Science Center, Neighborhood House, ElderServe and NAMI Louisville. Keisha will complete Leadership Kentucky 2018 and Leadership Louisville 2019. She has completed several local and national leadership programs in her career, including Welcome Academy 2017, SISGI Leadership Group, Ignite Louisville, Leadership Oldham County, and Wells Fargo Leadership. She has two children and enjoys the ballet, the arts, and spending time with family and friends.

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Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman, MBA

Strategic Development Manager

Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman serves as the Strategic Development Manager for the Passport Foundation. She designs and manages innovative initiatives to support the quality of life and health outcomes of underserved populations.

Monique has enjoyed a multidisciplinary career in business and community, with specialization in innovation. She founded a consulting firm to support inclusive innovation for small businesses and nonprofits. In 2018, Monique served as the Hunger Innovation Fellow, supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville and Lift a Life Foundation, to research the collective effort to improve food access in Louisville, KY. Prior to consulting, Monique served the University of Louisville as its Innovation Unit Project Manager, where she focused on promoting community-wide research and entrepreneurship. She is a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and has contributed to grant programs from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, National Science Foundation and other government agencies.

Monique is an avid supporter of education, inclusion and ending poverty. She is a co-organizer of the Diversity Pitch Fest and a proud member of the National Black MBA Association. As a lifelong volunteer, she serves her community with numerous nonprofit organizations across the region.

If Monique had a magic wand, she would give every child the opportunity to live to their highest potential and be exactly who they want to be.

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Nicole Robinson

Foundation Programs Administrator

Nicole Robinson has been working in the non-profit sector for 18 years. Born and raised in Jasper, Indiana, Nicole started her career as a fiscal assistant with a community action agency. After graduating from college with honors and receiving her Associate of Applied Science Degree as an Administrative Assistant, she relocated to Louisville and continued her non-profit work with University Pediatrics Foundation, University Physicians Associates now known as University of Louisville Physicians, Passport Health Plan, and is currently the Programs Administrator for the Passport Foundation. Nicole brings her knowledge and experience in accounts payable/receivable, office management, schedule/travel management, and governing board support/engagement to the Foundation. She lives in Southwest Louisville with her husband, two dogs and two cats.

If Nicole had a magic wand, she would change the community for the better by ensuring all Louisvillians have access to affordable healthy food and nutrition education.