Kathy Lancaster joined Kaiser Permanente in 1998. She was promoted to chief financial officer in 2005 and has accountability for the Controller’s Office, Treasury, Capital Planning,Enterprise Shared Services including National Facilities Services and Pharmacy Operations, and Finance Operations groups including Supply Chain, Sourcing, Financial Services and Revenue Cycle. She also provides financial leadership for all of Kaiser Permanente’s regions and national business units.
Prior to her current role, Lancaster held various strategy and financial planning roles within Kaiser Permanente. For more than three decades she has partnered with employers, providers and members in health care delivery, focusing on new product development, network management and health plan operations.
Before coming to Kaiser Permanente, she held a number of senior leadership roles in underwriting and network management for Prudential Insurance Company’s western region. She also spearheaded the company’s health maintenance organization in Northern California, leading the region’s successful financial turnaround.