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Our NCAB represents the voices of the communities Kaiser Permanente serves. The NCAB provides a diversity of input on a wide range of issues related to the KP Research Bank’s role in public health. Members of our advisory board also sit on the Access Review Committee (ARC), which reviews research applications.

Members from all eight Kaiser Permanente regions are represented, as are the voices of advocacy, environmental and community-based health groups, community leaders, social safety-net providers, labor and public health organizations, academic institutions, and others.

If you are interested in learning more about our NCAB and/or potentially becoming a member, please contact us.

  • Bart Aronoff, MAT, MPH
    Hawaii State Department of Health (retired); KPHI Patient and Family Centered Care (KP Hawaii)
  • Will Cates, MBA (he/him)
    Denver-based transgender community leader; healthcare equity strategist and consultant (KP Colorado)
  • Shannon Crowell, RN, MSN, MHA, CPHQ, C-ONQS
    Quality and Patient Safety Manager at Sharp Grossmont Hospital San Diego, Patient for Patient Safety (PFPS) United States Champion, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses Accountability, Belonging and Inclusion Member (KP Southern California)
  • Annie Iriye, MD, MPH
    KPWA Ob-Gyn (retired); KPWA Olympia Medical Center Director (retired); South Puget Sound Community College Foundation Board; local Medical Reserve and Free Clinic volunteer (KP Washington)
  • Dawn Koehler
    Social Work Student, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, KP Hawaii Patient and Family Centered Care Advisor; On Target Diabetes Management Panel Member; KP Women of Color/BIPOC Advisor (KP Hawaii). Connect for Cancer Research Advisory Board, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Native Hawaiian Advocate (KP Hawaii)
  • Nihar Koppolu
    Undergraduate student at OHSU-PSU completing degree in Bioinformatics and applying to medical school; Neurocomputing research intern at Teuscher Lab (KP Northwest)
  • Santiago Marquez
    CEO, Latin American Association; started the first housing department focusing on Hispanic community members in Atlanta, GA and implemented a Latino outreach strategy in multiple Boys & Girls Clubs across the country (KP Georgia)
  • Charles (Chuck) McAvoy
    Disability Rights Advocates (DRA Legal); Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP); AXIS Dance Company; Kinetic Designs and Engineering; KPRB Access Review Committee Community Reviewer (KP Northern California)
  • Alain Noriega, MBA
    Pastor; advocate for children with special needs; community leader (KP Mid-Atlantic States)
  • Elizabeth Noriega
    Advocate, Downs Syndrome Association Northern Virginia; Board of Medical Assistance Services (KP Mid-Atlantic States)
  • Stephen Rivera, MBA
    Assistant Manager, Ambulatory Care: Neurology/EEG/Sleep, LAMC Latinx@KP Business Resource Group: Strategic Partnership Ambassador – Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR); National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE); NALHE SCAL Chapter Board Member – Chair of ERG Partnerships (KP Southern California)
  • Mercilla Ryan-Harris, MPH
    Co-Founder and Director of Operations, BLKHLTH; health equity advocate (KP Georgia)
  • Winnie Wong, MA
    Sr. Strategic Account Manager, SEIU 775 Benefits Group; Member, KP Washington Consumer Advisory Committee; Past Board Member, APACEvotes; KPRB Access Review Committee Community Reviewer (KP Washington)
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