Interim Chief Advancement Officer
As Interim Chief Advancement Officer, Ije-Enu (Ije) Udeze Nwosu leads the Office of People, Communications, and Development, overseeing the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Marketing and Communications, and the future Office of Development.
Ms. Nwosu is charged with defining the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine’s longitudinal vision, enriching the people strategy, creating synergies between communications, marketing and philanthropic efforts, and establishing deeper connections with the Kaiser Permanente enterprise-wide offices for these areas.
Ms. Nwosu previously served as Vice President, Performance and Impact with Kaiser Permanente, where she developed and drove market operating strategy for Enterprise Business Services (EBS). She led environmental, social, and governance initiatives, including convening health systems, MedTech suppliers, and healthcare distributors to make progress on decarbonizing the healthcare value chain, and she developed an internal service excellence strategy and multi-year roadmap between EBS and each Kaiser Permanente market. Ms. Nwosu also developed and directed a multi-year EBS impact program to amplify and improve Kaiser Permanente’s leadership across healthcare and drive its efforts to support communities to create positive action to benefit the environment and health. She served as co-author of the white papers, Catalyzing Collective Action to Decarbonize Healthcare: Roadmap for Health Systems and MedTech Suppliers; and Protecting People Everywhere (PPE): Creating a Coalition: Organizations Band Together to Mobilize COVID-19 Donations. In a prior role, she served as Executive Director of Impact Spending for Kaiser Permanente, leading the Total Health Spend Optimization portfolio of the Buy to Pay Shared Service, ensuring spending decisions to be environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially equitable. Under her leadership, the impact spending portfolio grew more than 75% in four years, resulting in greater business impact of sustainability, national supplier diversity, and economic and community impact. Ms. Nwosu also served as Chief of Staff to Bernard J. Tyson, the late Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO, facilitating the implementation of the organization’s vision. She has addressed more than 30 national and local forums as a guest speaker and panel discussion participant.
In addition to her professional work, Ms. Nwosu is Board Vice Chair, Center for Environmental Health; Advisory Board Member, Linkage Inc.; Board Member, MAKERS Women and Utuh USA Inc.; and former Board Member, Girls Inc. of Alameda County.
Ms. Nwosu completed an Executive Education Residency at Harvard University Graduate School of Business and was a member of the Directors’ Consortium at Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education. She completed the International Federation of Health Plans’ Executive Development Programme (EDP) and is a Carol Emmott Fellow. She received her MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in Economic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Nwosu was named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 10 Minority Executives in Healthcare to Watch list and the San Francisco Business Times’ Top 40 under 40 list. In addition, she is a MAKERS ChangeMaker Awardee and is recognized by the Federation of American Hospitals with the Corris Boyd Leadership Award.