Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors
Mark E. Costa
Kaiser Permanente, Orange County
Mark Costa is the executive director of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals in Orange County. With 35 years of experience, Mark serves as the chief executive for the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospital Operations, where he is responsible for the care delivery of more than 492,000 members supported by 6,973 staff and 758 Permanente physicians that he leads in partnership with the Orange County Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
Previous to his current position, Mr. Costa was the executive director of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals in Los Angeles where he had operational responsibility for all health plan and hospital functions of the Los Angeles Medical Center. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he was as an executive leader with several Southern California health care organizations, including Providence Health System, Little Company of Mary, Torrance Memorial and California Medical Center.
Mr. Costa received both his undergraduate degree and masters of public dealth degree at UCLA and is a current member of the UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Board. He is an active leader in the community and has served as past chairman of the Hospital Association of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical System Commission, as well as serving as member of the Board of Directors of the California Hospital Association, to name just a few. Mark and his wife, Kathy, reside in Palos Verdes and have four adult children pursuing their professional careers.