Impact Spending in center of overlapping circles of environmental, economic, and social

Impact Spending leverages Kaiser Permanente’s purchasing power to build healthy, equitable, and sustainable economies.

We ensure Kaiser Permanente’s spending decisions are:

  • Environmentally Sound
  • Economically Viable
  • Socially Equitable

We target spend in our communities to address economic and environmental disparities, ultimately creating positive health outcomes.

Our 3 Focus Areas

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

We believe in providing diverse businesses the most practical opportunity to be included in our contracting and subcontracting activities.

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We believe in reducing the impact of the products and services we procure on both environmental and human health.

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Economic Impact

Economic Impact

We believe in leveraging Kaiser Permanente’s economic resources to grow local businesses and enhance community development, vitality, and wellness. We believe creating economic opportunity is one of the core tenets for improving health and equity.

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Meet the Team

Ije-Enu Nwosu

Executive Director

Andaye Hill-Espinoza

Lead Project Manager

  • Economic Impact Management
  • Integration of Total Spend Optimization and KP’s Total Health Strategy
  • Internal and External Stakeholder Engagement
  • Regional and Local Support Liaison

Elizabeth Eldridge

Director of Sustainable Sourcing

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
  • Scope 3 Emissions / Carbon Footprint
  • Sustainable Procurement Policy and Strategy
  • Data Strategy and Management
  • Performance and Regulatory Reporting

Lee Yang

Sr. Financial Consultant

  • Tier II Strategy
  • Report Development and Management
  • Employer Group and Monthly Performance Reporting
  • Sourcing Liaison (Non-Med and Service Delivery)
  • Annual Goal Setting

Michelle Shaw

Lead Project Manager

  • Prime Supplier Program
  • Supplier Capacity Building
  • Veterans Business Development and Customer Engagement
  • Supplier and Internal Sourcing Engagement

Rachel Parsons

Project Manager

  • Supplier Outreach and Capacity Building
  • Internal and External Website Development and Management
  • External Advocacy Organization Partnerships
  • Supplier and Internal Sourcing Engagement

Priscilla Ng

Business Process Consultant

  • Carbon Emissions Strategy
  • Sustainability Training Development
  • Outreach and Impact Support



  • National Sourcing Support
  • External Outreach/Sponsorship & Budgeting
  • RFP responses (city & state)
  • Advocacy Group Liaison

Tommy Smith

Managing Consultant/Regional Liaison

  • Economic Impact Strategy
  • Integration of Total Spend Optimization and KP’s Total Health Strategy
  • Regional and Local Contracting Support
  • Policy Custodian
  • Supplier Risk Management