Skip Skivington, MBA

Vice President, Operations

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, CA

For the past 18 years Skip has worked at Kaiser Permanente, and is currently Vice President of Operations within Procurement & Supply. Skip also concurrently served as the Interim Vice President of Supply Chain during the period of 2005 to 2009.

Since 2000, Skip has been responsible for the implementation of a formal healthcare continuity management program throughout Kaiser Permanente. In addition to directing this formal planning process, and immediately following the anthrax attacks in October 2001, Skip formed and now directs Kaiser Permanente’s threat assessment program consisting of an executive oversight council, and functional working groups in the disciplines of clinical (physicians, nursing, pharmacy and lab), facilities, community linkages, people, legal, communications and education, supply chain and public policy.

Skip is a member of the State of California Joint Advisory Committee for terrorism preparedness, and the American Health Insurance Plans’ Disaster Readiness Committee. He is the current co-chair of the Health Plan sub-council within the US Critical Infrastructure Program, and is a frequent speaker on the role of healthcare during disasters. Skip was a member of the CDC technical evaluation panel which reviewed and evaluated the grant proposals for the provisioning of medical treatment for injuries associated with non-emergency responders following the WTC disaster.

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