Oakland  (OAK)

Healthcare Executives Group

2nd Thursday of the month |  8:30 – 11:30 am   | Oakland, CA

Upcoming Zoom Meeting

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Opening Discussion Topic:

Ensuring Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity at Kaiser Permanente

For decades, Kaiser Permanente’s been committed to supporting inclusion and engagement across its enterprise. In fact, Fortune recently ranked KP #20 on its list of “the best workplaces for diversity.” Of course, it’s not just a “feel-good” move, according to Forbes, diversity leads to more creative teams and increases a company’s bottom line. No wonder Kaiser’s Health Plan has two senior leaders heading up their commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. And Marcos Vasconcelos is one of them.

During our Members’ Discussion, in addition to sharing “What’s Up?,” we’ll look to hear what your organization has done to attract, retain, and equitably advance women and those from underrepresented groups, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Then our Featured Member, Marcos Vasconcelos, who’s primary responsibility at Kaiser Permanente is Executive Director, Strategic Market Planning, will tell us about his “other job,” as the co-leader of the plan’s commitment to “Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity,” and share examples of how it plays out “behind the scenes.”

Marcos Vasconcelos, in addition to his “EID” position, is responsible for leading cross-functional teams in developing Kaiser Permanente’s pricing and market strategy recommendations for senior leaders. His accountabilities include leading the National rate setting and membership forecasting teams, as well as the Channel and Strategic Projects market strategy teams.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Apr 15    May 20    Jun 17   Jul 15    Aug 19    Sep 16    Oct 21    Nov 18    Dec 8

Our Oakland Healthcare Round Table meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  We have been meeting via ZOOM since April, and look forward to meeting again in person – once we can do so safely, hopefully early in the New Year.


Past Round Table Topics

  • How COVID's Taught America to Innovate
  • California's Master Plan for Aging
  • Predicting What's Next in The New Normal
  • How to Bring the Patients Back In
  • Upping Your Game as an Absentee Leader
  • Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation - While Your Team is WFH
  • Beyond P4P: AMP'ing-Up IHA
  • Lessons in Healthcare Purchasing from CalPERS
  • AI Innovation for Healthcare
  • Best Practices for Re/Training Your Team
  • Lessons from Integrating Acquisitions
  • Moving to Value:Healthcare Lessons from Beyond the Bay
  • Moving from Innovation to Adoption
  • AHS: Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All
  • Utilization Matters!
  • Lessons from Running California's Largest IPA
  • New Approaches for Delivering Care
  • Lessons Learned from Geographic Expansion
  • Successful Healthcare Business Lessons Using The Jackpot Principle
  • Moving Towards Value
  • How AI's Changing Healthcare