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Elena Chavez Carey MBA 10
Managerial Consultant, Quality and Operations Support, The Permanente Medical Group Inc.
Oakland, Calif.

Working on a consulting project for Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, gave our team a crash course in healthcare economics, played out in the middle of the national healthcare debate. Now I help oversee quality and operations support at The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser’s affiliated physician-owned for-profit partnership in Northern California.


  • Project Management Intern, CalPERS
  • Blue Shield of Calif., Sacramento, Calif.

Student Leadership and Awards

  • Alumni Association Student Fellowship Award
  • Researcher for “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders”
  • Vice President and Director of Student Affairs
  • Associated Students of Management
  • Co-Director of Career Development, Davis Net Impact
  • Vice President of Finance, Women in Leadership

Previous Position

Senior Program Planning and Budget Administrator, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, N.Y.

Previous Degree

A.B., Social Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Fast Facts

  • Featured as Next Generation leader in Hispanic Executive magazine (April/May/June 2012 issue).
  • Conversant in Spanish; has recently traveled to Spain, France and Ireland.
  • Research writer for the popular Let’s Go guides for Honduras and Nicaragua.
  • Completed five half marathons—and still running.