Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
John Yamamoto, Esq
Vice President and General Counsel for the Southern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
John Yamamoto is Vice President & Regional Counsel for the Southern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals ("Kaiser Permanente"). John is also responsible for Kaiser Permanente's Government & Community Relations and Community Benefit functions. John was formerly assistant general counsel and practice leader for the Health & Regulatory section of Kaiser Permanente's National Legal Department.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, John was a health care lawyer with the national law firm McDermott, Will & Emery.
John received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelors of science in public policy and management from Carnegie-Mellon University.
John and his wife Melinda reside in Manhattan Beach with their two children.