Oubre is the senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, an
integrated, prepaid group practice health maintenance organization (HMO) serving nearly 500,000
members throughout San Diego County. More than 800 Southern California Permanente Medical Group
physicians, plus more than 7,000 Kaiser Health Plan and Hospitals staff, provide care to San Diego's
Health Plan members. Among the Health Plan facilities are the 392-bed San Diego Medical Center, five
contracting hospitals, 13 skilled nursing facilities and 19 physician office/ambulatory care centers
throughout San Diego County.
As the senior executive of Kaiser Permanente's Health Plan in San Diego County, Oubre's primary
responsibilities include financial operations and strategy, oversight of health care delivery -- including
quality, accessibility and affordability of health services -- and health plan functions in marketing,
member services, strategic planning and community/government relations. He oversees creation of a
work environment that attracts, motivates and retains high-performing, customer-focused staff, and he
provides leadership and active support for the Labor Management Partnership. He is accountable for
operating the service area as a financially sound business unit and oversees both development and
implementation of business plans that lead to the achievement of Kaiser Permanente's goals.
Oubre has oversight responsibility covering all Kaiser Permanente-owned and contracted hospitals,
home care agencies (home health and hospice programs) and other facilities in San Diego. In all
aspects of Kaiser Permanente's business operations in the San Diego area, he carries the
responsibility of ensuring the conservation of physical, financial, information and human resources. In
addition, Oubre provides internal and external leadership in community service and community benefit
to communities throughout San Diego County.
Oubre earned his bachelor's degree in public health from University of California, Los Angeles, and his
master's in business administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in
Left San Diego in 2009 to go to Oakland:
"Barnes succeeds Nathaniel L. Oubré, Jr., San Diego's senior vice president and executive director for
the past seven years. Oubré recently accepted the position of senior vice president and area manager for
the East Bay Area in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region."
Article about Oubre's job BEFORE he became vice president:
San Diego County hospital CEOs
Thursday, June 29, 2006
San Diego Source
Nathaniel L. Oubre Jr. Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Nathaniel Oubre is a seasoned financial executive
with 16 years experience at Kaiser Permanente, managing a broad variety of financial functions and
management consulting engagements. His track record of success at the senior financial management
level was built upon a well-rounded base of general management experience in financial operations,
planning, analysis, audit, decision support and technology strategy. His extensive expertise in
organizational and operational process redesign, change management, information systems design,
development and implementation and operations improvement and turnaround has made him a
respected leader of one of San Diego's largest health care systems.
Nathaniel L. Oubré, Jr.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals' senior
vice president and executive director
"...SCPMG's executive team works in tandem with Nathaniel
L. Oubré, Jr., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals'
senior vice president and executive director..."
Formerly in San Diego:
Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA