Daniel P. Garcia, JD, is senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. He is responsible for ensuring that Kaiser Permanente meets or exceeds compliance, ethics and integrity standards with respect to all applicable laws, regulations and accreditation requirements.
Prior to this role, he was senior vice president, Worldwide Corporate Real Estate at Warner Bros. and a partner at the law firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson. He spent nearly 10 years of his law firm career litigating health care insurance cases. Garcia has served on the boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. since July 1992 and, upon his appointment as chief compliance officer in 2002, became the designated director. He currently serves on the Quality and Health Improvement Committee and the Finance Committee.
Garcia has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), Arroyo Vista Family Health Center and the Greater Los Angeles Partnership for the Homeless. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation, former president of the Mexican-American Bar Association, past chair of the Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Los Angeles Airport Commission, Los Angeles Planning Commission and the Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency.
Garcia has written, been published and lectured extensively on urban policy issues, including land use, transportation and urban planning. In 1988, he received regional, state and national awards for excellence in public planning from the American Planning Association. Garcia was also a Regent’s lecturer at the UCLA Law School and Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning from 1989 to 1990.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969 and was a platoon sergeant in a combat infantry division during the Vietnam War. His awards for service include three Purple Hearts, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and an Air Medal.
Garcia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, and juris doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.