Celebrating the people who power Kaiser Permanente

Every day our employees, in diverse roles across the organization, help our members and communities live more healthy years.

 

"As Total Health labor leads, we help create programs to engage and support our employees in their physical and mental well-being. It’s essential that we take care of ourselves and our employees so we can provide the highest quality of care and service to our members and communities."

Kristine Thornham (left)
United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 7
15 years with Kaiser Permanente

Michelle Cordova (right)
Service Employees International Union, Local 105
17 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As a biomedical equipment technician, I maintain medical equipment to ensure it is continuously available to safely monitor, diagnose, and treat patients. By providing creative, efficient, and effective solutions to medical equipment challenges, I help improve the quality of patient care."

Jojo Gonzalez
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501
14 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As a clinical assistant, I help members by scheduling health maintenance screenings such as mammograms and blood pressure checks. I know just by scheduling an exam I might play a role in saving a life, and it is gratifying to know I am helping someone take the next step on their personal health care journey."

Shaneya Smith
Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 2
6 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As part of the Latino module that provides Spanish-speaking certified clinicians, I assist our Spanish-speaking members to access and understand their care, answer their questions, and help them obtain the services they need. I make sure they feel confident and secure, providing them with a unique experience so they feel included in our multicultural community."

Alejandra Damo
Service Employees International Union, Local 49
6 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As a sleep apnea coordinator and polysomnographer at the new Colonial Forge Sleep Clinic in Stafford, Virginia, I conduct sleep testing and care for our obstructive sleep apnea patients with CPAP therapy. I provide comfort and encouragement to help my patients get the greatest benefit from their therapy, improving their sleep and their overall health."

Danielle Long
Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 2
7 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"We are both Kaiser Permanente nurses, and as a mother and daughter team, we also work together with the nonprofit founded by Alexis, Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others, providing homeless individuals with backpacks filled with living essentials and information on services such as meals, housing, and mental health services. By partnering with UNAC/UHCP, we can spread awareness and encourage fellow Kaiser Permanente employees to get involved."

Alexis Goudeau (left)
United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
7 years with Kaiser Permanente

Camille Davis (right)
United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
30 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As an optical lab technician, my work is to produce glasses in order to fulfill and satisfy the patient’s needs."

Varunee Racho
Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers
26 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As a clinical supervisor, I lead and support the Home Health and Hospice Rehabilitation team. We provide rehab services to homebound members. I facilitate a staff-led culture of safety and community. Through innovation and fresh thinking, we keep ourselves and our members safe and healthy, while maintaining and enhancing our quality of care."

Erin Brown
Home Health Care Rehabilitation Services
6 years with Kaiser Permanente

 

"As part of our tradition of community involvement, the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre has inspired audiences of all ages through free programs in schools and communities to lead healthier lives. Like other regional theater groups throughout the organization, our actors and plays focus on helping our young audience members and their families develop healthy habits, resulting in more healthy years overall."

Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre – Northern California
33 years with Kaiser Permanente