Executive Director, OC Service Area, Kaiser Permanente
WHY: Helms Oakland-based nonprofit health enterprise with hospitals in Anaheim, Irvine and medical offices around the county; serves some 600K members. Employs close to 8K workers.
RECENT: Part of consortium of healthcare agencies building first-of-its kind mental health center in Orange, called Be Well Orange County, set to open next year.
QUOTABLE: “Our whole mission is to keep people well. We think that is done best when the [healthcare] system is coordinated and integrated.”
FUN FACTS: Birthday: June 1; married 40 years, four children, five grandchildren.