Kaiser Permanente elects 13 members to new medical school board

The board of directors of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals appointed 13 individuals to govern the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, slated to open in Pasadena, Calif., in 2019.

The appointed individuals represent various fields within and outside of Kaiser Permanente, and will "guide the school of medicine as it develops a new model for physician education," officials said.

Holly J. Humphrey, MD, a Ralph W. Gerard professor in medicine and dean of medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, will serve as board chair.

"Having national leaders from healthcare and medical education, as well as highly successful entrepreneurial leaders … will be invaluable as we launch this new approach to medical education," said Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente.

Here are the 13 individuals named to the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine board of directors.

  • Ronald L. Copeland, MD, senior vice president of national diversity and inclusion strategy and policy, and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
  • Patrick T. Courneya, MD, executive vice president of national health plan and hospital quality and CMO of Medicare Advantage, cost and prescription drug plans for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
  • Imelda Dacones, MD, president and CEO of Northwest Permante Medical Group
  • Edward M. Ellison, MD, executive medical director and chairman of the board of Southern California Permanente Medical Group, chairman of the board of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group and co-national executive of The Permanente Federation
  • Mary Hentges, retired CFO of PayPal, CBS Interactive and YapStone
  • Holly J. Humphrey, MD, dean for medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Peter Lee, PhD, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research
  • Sharon Levine, MD, director and senior advisor of The Permanante Medical Group
  • Julie Miller-Phipps, president of the southern California region of Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, president and dean of Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Gilbert Salinas, chief clinical officer of Downey, Calif.-based Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
  • Maria S. Salinas, president of Salinas Consulting
  • Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe

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