Kathy Gerwig is vice president of Employee Safety, Health and Wellness, and Environmental Stewardship Officer for Kaiser Permanente.
Kathy is responsible for developing, organizing and managing a nationwide environmental initiative for the organization. Under her leadership, Kaiser Permanente has become widely recognized as an environmental leader in the health care sector. Kathy has testified twice to Congress on the need for federal chemical policy reform, and she has appeared at numerous hearings on environmental issues.
Kathy is also Kaiser Permanente’s national leader for Employee Safety, Health and Wellness. In that role, she is responsible for eliminating workplace injuries, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and reducing health risks for the organization’s 167,000 employees and 15,000 physicians. Kathy is on the boards of several leading non-governmental organizations focused on safety and environmental sustainability in health care.
Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, serves 8.9 million members.