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Name: Cecilia Oregon

Pronouns: She/Her

Title: Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

Cecilia identifies emerging health policy topics and guides the Institute’s portfolio of work. She also leads strategy and operations for IHP. Cecilia joined KP in 2013 as the Director of Safety Net Partnerships for the National Community Benefit program where she helped accelerate safety net grant strategy and initiatives. She also fostered the development and spread of national and regional safety net partnerships.

Before Kaiser Permanente, Cecilia served as a program officer for Blue Shield of California Foundation where she managed the portfolio of grants focused on strengthening California's healthcare safety net. She has also served as a senior program officer with The California Endowment where she provided strategic direction to The Endowment's efforts to promote school health, expand public health insurance coverage, and strengthen the healthcare safety net. Before that, she was with the California HealthCare Foundation as a policy analyst. Outside of philanthropy, she has served as a legislative analyst for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in Washington, D.C., and as a special projects associate for the Alameda County Public Health Department. 

She is an alumnus of the Presidential Management Fellowship program, and in 2012 she was selected as a participant in the Grantmakers in Health Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. She currently serves as an Alameda County First 5 Commissioner and serves on the boards of directors for the California School-Based Health Alliance and the Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP). In 2018, she received a Latino Heritage Leadership Award from California Senator Bob Wieckowski for her record of leadership and service.