Elena Chavez Carey, MBA 10

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

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.