Director, Community Health Improvement
Andrea Misako Azuma is Director of Community Health Improvement at Kaiser Permanente. Andrea works across Kaiser Permanente’s eight geographic regions to collaboratively develop strategies and partnerships for creating community conditions that promote health equity. Prior to joining the national office, Andrea worked for nearly eight years in Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region on Healthy Eating Active Living and Thriving Schools partnerships and grantmaking. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Andrea worked on other healthy community efforts and was involved in planning, executing, and evaluating a range of initiatives related to school wellness, farm to school, parks and open space, and healthy food access. Andrea received a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University.