Vice President, Safety Net Transformation, Kaiser Permanente
James Schroeder is the national VP of Safety Net Transformation for Kaiser Permanente. He is a member of Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health team that oversees the organization’s national community health and benefit efforts and philanthropic activities aimed at improving the health of its’ 12.2 million members and the 68 million people within the communities it serves. James has spent over 20 years as a leader and advocate for underserved populations, communities and individuals.
James joined Kaiser Permanente as a member of the national Medicaid leadership team in 2012. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he served as a member of the senior leadership team at CareOregon, a Medicaid/Medicare health plan in Portland, Oregon. While at CareOregon, James founded a new care delivery system, Neighborhood Health Center. James served as the
founding CEO and led their journey to becoming a Community Health Center/Federally Qualified Health Center. Prior to that, James served as the CEO of Family Health Services in Twin Falls, ID.
James also serves as a medical officer and Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force/Air National Guard. He deployed in 2004‐2005 with the United States Army, as an Infantry Battalion medical officer.
James, a primary care PA by training, started his career as a full time primary care clinician. He completed his PA training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, has a Master’s Degree from University of Nebraska and has completed post‐graduate executive leadership programs at Harvard University and the University of Washington.