Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer
Enterprise Shared Services
As Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer, Laurel leads the Buy to Pay process at Kaiser Permanente. In this role, she oversees sourcing, procurement, supplier relationship management, supplier diversity, supply chain sustainability, purchasing, supply chain management, logistics/ warehousing, accounts payable, payroll, and travel and expenses for this integrated health care organization. Laurel joined KP in 2009 as Vice President, Supply Chain.
She supports Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable care to its 10+ million member through its procurement and purchasing practices. In 2014, Kaiser Permanente became the first healthcare provider/health plan to join the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR), which recognizes Fortune 500 companies committed to spending at least $1B with small and minority-owned businesses. Laurel is a founding member and initial chair of the Healthcare Transformation Group (HTG), a voluntary supply chain coalition that includes Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Health, and Sisters of Mercy. This healthcare provider coalition is actively engaging in the support of positive change throughout the healthcare industry. Laurel was also named “2011 Contract Professional of the Year” by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Laurel headed supply chain organizations for companies such as Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, and IVAC Medical Systems.
Laurel lives in Southern California. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota-Institute of Technology and an MBA from Duke University.