Director of Partner Integration
2-1-1 San Diego, San Diego, California
Alana G. Kalinowski, MSW: As the Director of Partner Integration for 2-1-1 San Diego, Alana incorporates her background in history, social work and over 15 years of non-profit clinical and administrative experience to her work with the Community Information Exchange (CIE). Leveraging her strong systems understanding of San Diego’s health and social service landscape, Alana works to expand the CIE Partner Network, assists member organizations in their efforts to utilize CIE, and identifies opportunities for and manages CIE's system integration and data sharing between partnering organizations. Alana also works with a number of sector-based and cross-sector collaboratives to support system-level, strategic use of CIE infrastructure and data to achieve collaborative goals. Collaborative areas of focus include homelessness prevention, housing and shelter (local and regional), the LGBTQIA community, whole family supports and financial stability, linkages between healthcare and community-based organizations (SDOH), isolated and home bound older adults, county public health initiatives, and others. In addition to her work with 2-1-1, Alana does clinical work with individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis, and has extensive experience working with older adults, progressive dementias, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups. Dedicated to dismantling systemic inequity and increasing access to culturally sensitive services, Alana brings an intersectional perspective to all areas of her role.