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Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Appoints Meg Porfido to Its Board of Directors
Date:9/29/2011

>Denver Business Journal, and has participated in Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

"I believe in Kaiser Permanente's mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of their members and the communities they serve," Porfido said.  "And, I am impressed by the innovative ways they are addressing today's challenges in health care. I feel fortunate to be joining this talented team at such an important and rewarding time in Kaiser Permanente's history."

Prior to joining the governor's office, Ms. Porfido practiced law at the private law firms of Brownstein, Hyatt in Denver, and Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C. She began her career as a legislative assistant to Oklahoma Congressman Mike Synar in the U.S. House of Representatives.

During the last two years, Ms. Porfido was appointed to serve on two statewide boards in Colorado, the State Board for Community College Colleges and Occupational Education, and the Higher Education Strategic Planning Steering Committee. She also serves as chair of the board of directors of Global Education Fund, a non-profit based in Boulder, Colo., whose mission is to improve the lives of children living in poverty around the world through education.

Ms. Porfido earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., and a law degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.8 million members in nine states and the District of Colum
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