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We Are Impact Spending

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

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

Ernie Flores

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Manager

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

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

Priscilla Ng

Sustainability Project Manager

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

Rachel Parsons

Project Manager

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

Tommy Smith

Managing Consultant/Regional Liaison

  • Economic Impact Strategy
  • Management of KP’s Total Health Strategy
  • Market and Local Contracting Support
  • Policy Custodian
  • Supplier Risk Management


Lead Project Manager

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