Shakeya A. McDow

Interim Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Shakeya McDow

Shakeya A. McDow is interim senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

In this role, McDow is responsible for planning, oversight, and coordination of activities to drive effective compliance with regulatory requirements and policies across Kaiser Permanente markets. In collaboration with leadership across the organization, she leads the development of strategies to embed ethics and compliance into the core design and operations of the organization and foster a work environment where employees and physicians do the right thing to protect our members, patients, and the communities we serve.

McDow reports directly to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals boards of directors. She is a member of the National Executive Team.

McDow joined Kaiser Permanente in 2016.

Prior to that, she held senior health advisory and risk advisory roles at Ernst & Young during her 9-year tenure. Before joining Ernst & Young, she served in accounting, finance, and internal audit roles in the restaurant and entertainment industries.

McDow serves on the governing board of Junior Achievement of Northern California, whose purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

McDow was a recipient of the 2020 Junior Achievement USA Gold Leadership Award and was named the 2011 Junior Achievement Dallas Volunteer of the Year. While working at Ernst &Young, she was recognized by the chairman as the Global and Americas Values Champion. The National Association of Black Accountants named her a National Rising Star.

McDow earned an MBA at the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program. She is a certified public accountant (in Texas), internal auditor, and fraud examiner and holds a certification in health care compliance.