Alan Manning

Alan Manning is the Chief Operating Officer at Planetree, Inc., a mission based non-profit dedicated to pioneering methods for personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the healthcare experience. Within his role, Alan facilitates a variety of leadership development and management training sessions for organizations, as well as physician retreats that reconnect purpose with practice. Like so many of his Planetree colleagues, Alan has facilitated countless patient and staff focus groups across the continuum of care, providing him unique insights into the vital perspectives of those on the front lines of healthcare.

Prior to joining Planetree, Alan was the Director of Operations for a rapidly growing benchmarking firm who partnered with colleges and universities to develop strategic plans to meet their organizational objectives. Alan helped to grow Sightlines from 7 employees and 40 clients to over 70 employees and almost 400 clients during his tenure.

In 2009, along with his wife, Mr. Manning cofounded a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to critically ill children, their families, and the people who are dedicated to caring for them. The genesis for Kisses from Katie came from Alan and his wife’s personal journey as caregivers to their first born daughter, Katie, who died from a congenital heart defect. In 2015, Alan became an active board member of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety. Alan Manning holds a BA in psychology and sociology from Gettysburg College. He is currently completing a Master’s in Public Administration at Fairfield University.

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