Margaret Lapiz

Margaret Lapiz

Former Executive Vice President, Kaiser Permanente

Margaret Lapiz is a seasoned corporate executive and board member with over 25 years of experience leading operations, corporate strategy, diversity and succession planning efforts. A former Kaiser Permanente EVP, she led organizational turnaround, created new business models and built health care delivery approaches geared towards market expansion and growth. A recognized health care innovator, Margaret is a pro-active, results driven leader who values a collaborative and collegial approach to decision-making.

Since her retirement from Kaiser Permanente in 2018, Margaret has worked in advisory and project roles with Google, Netflix and the Aspen Institute. She also co-founded Under One Roof, a social impact venture focused on advancing a collaborative, future-oriented, coordinated approach to health and wellbeing in farmworker and rural communities. In Spring 2020, she was tapped to lead the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts for Santa Cruz County, California.

Margaret is in her third term as a trustee on the University of California at Davis Foundation Board, where she previously served as vice-chair of the audit committee, member of the finance and investment committee, and chair of the Davis Chancellor’s Club. She led the launch and is currently chair of the university’s women and philanthropy initiative and member of their Global Leadership Council. Her other community volunteer experience include advisory board roles with the Asian Pacific Fund, Health Career Connection and Prep Medico, one of the nation’s largest physician pipeline programs for Latino college students, which she co-founded in 2015.

Margaret served for eight years on the board of Mid-Atlantic Permanente, a professional corporation with $1B in annual revenue. In addition, in her EVP role within Kaiser Permanente, she had the unique accountability of functioning as the executive liaison between the Permanente board chair and the CEO, working with both leaders on board effectiveness and agenda development over an 18-year period. She was responsible for director on-boarding and education. She also worked with and presented to the board in the development, approval and oversight of strategic plans focused on growth, capital strategy, talent management and diversity/inclusion.

In 2018, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health named her one of its 75 Most Influential Alumni. Margaret received the UC Davis Alumna of the Year award that same year. In 2016, she was selected to the second class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship, a network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States. She is a recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Latino Association Visionary Award and its RJ Erikson National Diversity Award. Margaret was recognized by Diversity MBA magazine on its Top 100 Under 50 list in 2014 and was named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Global Filipina Women’s Network. Most recently, the McNulty Foundation selected her as a recipient of its Catalyst Fund award for her efforts at addressing health inequities in farmworker communities.

With respect to research, her work with faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has resulted in the publication of papers in The Leadership Quarterly and Healthcare Management Review. Margaret earned both an MBA and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis.