Kathy Lancaster is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.
In this role, Lancaster has accountability for Corporate Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning, Financial Systems, Revenue Management, Data Analytics, Actuarial Services, National Delivery System Strategy, National Facilities Services, and Supply Chain and Sourcing. She also provides financial leadership for all of Kaiser Permanente’s markets and national business units.
Lancaster reports directly to Kaiser Permanente’s chair and chief executive officer and is a member of the National Executive Team.
Lancaster joined Kaiser Permanente in 1998, and held various senior leadership roles in strategy, finance, and capital planning before being promoted to chief financial officer in 2005.
Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, Lancaster held a number of 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 financial turnaround.
Recently, Lancaster joined other executives on Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders list. The award recognizes the top women across the country working in health care who influence policy, lead change, and guide improvements to health care delivery. She serves on the board of directors for Maui Health System and the Oakland Zoo.
Lancaster holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University.