October 21, 2019

Regional threat management officer joins Kaiser Permanente

James Oliva brings national and international experience in health care security and threat management to new role at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

James Oliva

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HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has hired James Oliva as regional threat management officer, responsible for administering a regionwide threat management program encompassing Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center, health care facilities, service areas, and health plan. He collaborates with risk management, quality, patient safety, workplace safety, compliance, member services, and legal departments to manage potential threats and ensure the safety and security of employees, members, and their families.

Oliva has national and international experience in health care security and threat management. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he worked in health care consulting as a director of security risk management and served as a program manager at Providence St. Joseph Health, where he developed a corporate security program in line with regulatory mandates from government agencies and other organizations. Internationally, he has led foreign and American security operation teams for private, multi-national organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of State. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.

“We’re fortunate to have James’ extensive experience in health care security at a national and global level,” said Garret Sugai, vice president, Health Plan Service and Administration at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “At Kaiser Permanente, the safety of our members, families, and employees is of the utmost importance and James’ expertise will allow us to optimize our response and preparation for potential threats.”

Oliva holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University. He is completing his PhD in global leadership and change at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology in Malibu, California.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.3 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.