Our Team

Executive Staff

Angie Bakke

Angie Bakke

Executive Director

I am Angie Bakke, a dynamic and engaging leader of Doctors for America, a national non-profit physician advocacy organization. My superpower is bringing people together to find mutually beneficial solutions to solve problems. I have expertise in health care, media, advocacy, fundraising, operations and change management. I enjoy helping others see their potential by creating a fearless culture to continuously learn and grow to create tremendous success.

As an executive, I became an expert in aligning big-picture goals with daily operations, strategic initiatives, and special projects working at the American Cancer Society, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations and Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center. I have the great gift of supporting over 27,000 doctors and medical students that are a part of Doctors for America. These incredible individuals volunteer outside of their daily jobs to improve the health care system for patients. My job is to make advocacy as easy as possible. I am passionate about working in a position where I can utilize my skills to foster systemic improvements to better the lives of others.

My educational background includes an MBA from the University of Sioux Falls, in South Dakota with a special emphasis in marketing. A lesser known fact is that I have over 35 years of experience as a radio personality working at rock stations from Seattle, WA, to Sioux Falls, SD. My interest in communications has come full circle bringing diverse opinions and perspectives together to create dialogue and a way forward. I live in Sioux Falls, SD with my husband Todd where we enjoy antiquing, riding motorcycles and going to as many concerts as possible!

Candy Tai

Candy Tai

Communications Manager

Candy Tai is a nonprofit communications professional who has worked with mission-driven organizations to more effectively tell their stories and increase brand awareness. She has worked on both large and small communications and marcomm teams. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of social media, website design & maintenance, email marketing, blogging, graphic design, and brand identity.

Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, she worked as a digital influencer & blogger in the parenting space while raising her children full-time. A native Texan, she was first introduced to advocacy work through her time at Texas Association of Community Health Centers and Meals on Wheels of Austin.

She and her husband, David, currently reside in the Kansas City metro area with their five children. In her spare time, Candy enjoys reality tv, moviegoing, travel, swimming, and warm summer nights by the fire pit and a cocktail.

Marlou Taenzer

Program Manager, Access to Affordable Care

Marlou Taenzer is the Program Manager for Access to Affordable Care. Prior to joining Doctors for America, she worked with Made to Save, a national education and grassroots campaign advancing COVID-19 vaccine equity and access in communities of color. Passionate about expanding health care access for all, Marlou has also implemented electoral and legislative campaigns and conducted policy research with Planned Parenthood state affiliates. In addition to her health care-related advocacy work, Marlou has managed local and national level grassroots organizing programs with two presidential campaigns. Marlou received her M.P.H. from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and her B.A. from Jacobs University.

Keshia Bradford

Program Manager, Community Health and Prevention & Health Justice and Equity

Keshia Bradford, MPA, EdD candidate, is pursuing an EdD in Leadership at Creighton University. Keshia’s dissertation explores the self-perceptions of insured and uninsured individuals in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to joining Doctors for America, Keshia was at Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) as their Director of Strategic Initiatives for nine years. Keshia had a variety of focus areas; Affordable Care Act (ACA), emergency preparedness, workforce recruitment, vulnerable populations all while providing training and technical assistance to all seven Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

Pre-covid, Keshia served as a panelist in many national conferences and received a 2016 Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader award through the National Association of Community Health Centers. Additionally, social justice has always been important to Keshia, and in recent years, she has participated in many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) trainings. Keshia has helped lead conversations on DEI, conducted further research on the health disparities affecting people of color, and identified racism’s role in perpetuating these disparities.

Keshia is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Masters of Public Administration program and of Creighton University’s Health Administration and Policy program. In addition to work and school, Keshia is a board member of Girls, Inc.- Omaha chapter and The Collective for Hope focused on providing grief support for those who have lost a loved one. In her free time, Keshia enjoys kayaking, karaoke, hiking, and spending time with close friends and family.

Terryn Hall

FDA Program Manager