Meg Porfido, JD

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Boards of Directors
Meg Porfido, JD, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Boards of Directors

Meg Porfido, JD, joined the Boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. in November 2011. She chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Executive Committee. She also is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Regional Board.

Ms. Porfido has both private and public sector experience and is an attorney by profession. She formerly served as a member of the management team at Level 3 Communications (now Century Link) which provides communications services over one of the world’s largest fiber-based networks. From 2006-2008, she was the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer; before that, she served in various management roles for over eight years, with a focus on communications, integrations, performance management and reporting.

Before joining Level 3, Ms. Porfido served as Chief of Staff to former Colorado Governor Roy Romer. In that role, she managed the cabinet, overseeing all state government operations and services. Prior to that, she served as the Governor’s general counsel, where she worked with the Attorney General providing legal support to the Governor and cabinet, and as the Governor’s legislative liaison. Ms. Porfido also practiced law at the private law firms of Brownstein, Hyatt in Denver, Colorado, and Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C. and began her career as a legislative assistant to Congressman Mike Synar in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Currently, Ms. Porfido also serves as chair of the board of directors of Global Education Fund, a non-profit corporation which advances quality education around the world through its support for local education entrepreneurs. She is an advisor to Guild Education, a for profit company which works with employees and employers to provide job training and degree programs for working adults. And, she is an advisor to the private equity group of Canada’s largest pension investment manager, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB), which manages investments for the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police pension plans. 

In February 2015, Ms. Porfido was elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Rally Software, a publicly traded global enterprise software and services company. Rally was acquired by CA Technologies in July 2015, at which point her board service ended. At Rally, she served on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. From 2009 to 2013, she was a member of the Colorado State Board of Community Colleges and Occupation Education, appointed by then Governor Bill Ritter.

Ms. Porfido holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware and a law degree from George Washington University Law School.