Kaiser Permanente Laura Gallardo has been with Kaiser Permanente for almost 20 years. For the last two and half years she has been chief operating officer for Kaiser Foundation hospitals in the east San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. That position puts in her direct responsibility of an area that serves 268,600 Kaiser Permanente members with 228 physician partners and 3,929 employees. Her service area includes Kaiser Permanente’s Medical Center campus in Panorama City, featuring a hospital and six medical offices, as well as six outlying medical offices in Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, North Hollywood, Mission Hills and Sylmar. ALMA MATER: Arizona State University. BEST ADVICE: Live the life you want to live. FAVORITE BOOK: “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. BUCKET LIST: Having children – DONE!