President, Southern California Region, Kaiser Permanente
As president of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, Julie Miller-Phipps directs hospital and health plan operations to meet the health needs of more than 4.2 million members who live in an area that extends from Bakersfield, south to San Diego. More than 68,000 employees partner with 6,600 Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians to deliver high-quality, affordable care through this region’s 14 hospitals and 241 medical offices. Miller-Phipps, who brings more than 30 years of health care leadership experience, was appointed to this position on August 15, 2016.
Prior to her current role, Miller-Phipps served since 2014 as president of the Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region where she was responsible for the delivery of health care to nearly 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members served through a network of 26 medical offices and specialty centers, as well as four contracted hospitals. She oversaw 2,600 employees and worked closely with the 500 physicians of the Southeast Permanente Medical Group to strengthen the medical-management partnership for which Kaiser Permanente has become a model.
From 2002 to 2014, Miller-Phipps served as senior vice president and executive director for Kaiser Permanente’s Orange County, Calif. Service Area where she directed Hospital and Health Plan operations, supported by nearly 7,000 staff and 760 Permanente physicians, to provide care to more than 489,000 members.
Miller-Phipps earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of LaVerne. She also completed the Executive Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina and the University of Southern California Advanced Leadership Program.
An active member of the community, Miller-Phipps is a member of the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center and a former board member of the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
She has been honored for her community and professional leadership. She was one of 11 area leaders inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women of Achievement in 2016. She was named one of the Orange County Business Journal’s “Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders” for three years in a row, one of 14 “Game Changers” by the Orange County Register for her significant contributions to the Orange County business landscape, and one of the “Hot 25 Women in Business” by the Orange County Business Journal for her outstanding leadership and business acumen.