Julianne Bautista, MSN, RN

Investment Associate
Innovation Ventures Philanthropy Fund (InVent Fund)

Julianne was born in Silicon Valley and is a Northern California native. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at New York University and brings four years of clinical inpatient bedside experience. After working at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she relocated to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania where she cared for critically ill patients on an Advanced Medicine Acute Care Unit. As a staunch advocate for patient-centered care and with a desire to create innovative, strategic and lasting solutions to healthcare delivery, Julianne pursued a Masters of Science in Nursing and Healthcare Administration at University of Pennsylvania with a focus in Healthcare Management from the Wharton Business School. While at Penn, she was elected student body President where she led a variety of initiatives and served as a project lead at Penn Medicine. After graduate school, Julianne was awarded a UCSF Health Administrative Fellowship - a highly competitive two-year rotational program that recognizes early professionals who can develop their business knowledge, analytical skills and leadership potential within a dynamic and unique health system. She has been mentored by UCSF senior leaders and worked side-by-side with hospital executives in financial, operational, innovative and strategic growth arenas.

During the first year of the fellowship, Julianne spent her first three months working solely with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Faculty Physician Practices to build a multi-year strategic plan to address payor mix and fiscal sustainability (recommendations reduced net losses by $122M over three fiscal years). She also co-developed phase 1 of the Canopy Health mobile app and led an interoperability analysis to implement referral platform solutions for our Accountable Care Network. Julianne was also part of the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center where she joined a team building a startup in next generation cellular therapy in pharmaceutical CAR T-cell treatment. In her second year, Julianne worked in the Department of Finance focusing on strategic planning at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals as well as UCSF Innovation Ventures. Most notably, she led the business case creation and presentation to secure >$1M investment for UCSF’s Metagenomic Next-Gen Sequencing technology.

Julianne reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of Business Development, Innovation & Partnerships and assists in investment analyses for UCSF’s most promising technologies and discoveries.