Roland Lyon leads the national delivery system strategy team at Kaiser Permanente. In this role he guides $3-5 billion of annual investments in facility, equipment, technology, business systems and other capital expenditures to best support KP’s mission of high quality, affordable health care. Informing these investments requires a patient-centered approach, guided by a vision of what health care will services and supporting tools will be needed in the future.
Prior to this national role, Roland was president of the Colorado region of Kaiser Permanente. In this position he led the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, providing high-quality affordable health care to over 650,000 members in Denver/Boulder, Southern Colorado, Northern Colorado, and the mountain communities of Summit and Eagle counties.
Other roles he has held since joining KP in 2002 include vice president of strategy, market expansion and network operations in Colorado; vice president of strategic planning in Kaiser Permanente’s national program offices serving as the company’s senior-most strategy executive; and vice president of consulting and capital planning in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region.
He has also held executive leadership roles at Catholic Healthcare West in Arizona, (now Dignity Health), where he was the senior vice president of strategy and business development. Roland began his career in health care working in the management consulting industry, starting with APM (now CSC) and then with BDC Advisors.
He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University where he was valedictorian of the economics department, and holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Roland is passionate in his work, with a vision of helping bring truly affordable health insurance and health care to a much greater share of our country’s population, thereby improving the physical, mental, and financial health of our communities and their members.