John Garcia is Vice President of Government Relations for Kaiser Permanente in California. He leads advocacy efforts for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, The Permanente Medical Group, and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. John has been with Kaiser Permanente for 23 years.
He is on the board of directors and advisory boards of various organizations, including Children Now, John Burton Advocates for Youth, Latino Community Foundation and the Monterey Jazz Festival Advisory Board.
John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University at Hayward. He is also a graduate of Kaiser Permanente’s Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flager Business School (2006). John and his wife Arcelia have been married for 27 years and they are very proud parents of their adult children, Roberto and Andrea.