Regina L. Yan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Yan is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations supporting PCORI’s mission to fund research that provides patients and those who care for them with information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. As COO, Yan oversees all aspects of PCORI’s financial and administrative operations, including human resources, contracts oversight, compliance, facilities, budgeting, and information technology. Yan has a successful track record helping large foundations and non-profit organizations develop the structure and capacity needed to operate more efficiently.
Yan joined PCORI after serving as the first COO of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. There, she provided senior management oversight to finance, human resources, communications, publications, grants management, events, information technology, and facilities functions. Yan also served as Executive Vice President at the Eurasia Foundation and for more than a decade, she directed the foundation’s general operations in more than a dozen countries and managed special projects, such as its economic education and research program, media viability fund, and small-business lending program. She more recently served as Senior Advisor at the foundation, providing counsel on matters related to institutional development, governance, and programming.
In addition, Yan held various executive positions at IREX, an international research and education organization, where she provided management oversight to IREX’s field operations in 22 countries and launched its programs in Asia. Prior to that, she managed international programs at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. She currently serves as board chair of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), an international graduate economic program in Ukraine; a founding board member of the East Europe Foundation in Ukraine and Moldova and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., and her master’s degree from the University of Hawaii.
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